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This book is fantastic The writing style simple *TO FOLLOW I LOVED HOW WOULD EXPLAIN WHAT *follow I loved how they would explain what were occurring and how that would bring Bertie and Lionel together and develop their amazing friendship Unlike most books turned movies the book The King s Speech was written after the movie came out It is a fascinating read Mark Logue records the story of his grandfather Lionel Logue and Logue s relationship with King George VI Their friendship was a lot involved and intricate than the movie portrayed Logue freuently references primary sources of the two men from speeches journal entries and letters I highly recommend this one Have you seen the movie with Colin Firth Okay then Well that s that review doneOkay I m mostly idding And actually the book is a bit different from the movie but for reasons that I can entirely understand However in the series of incidents they are very close although Geoffrey Rush certainly came off as eccentric in the movie than Lionel Logue does in the bookNote The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision hereIn the meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook 45 stars I expected to skim the book to see what the real story behind the movie was where the movie differed from reality and maybe a bit info about Logue But I ended up reading every word Let me be clear though this is not the story of the movie It s a shame that the cover has a picture from the film I now it s good for sales but it s misleading for p Fantastic fleshing out of the movie giving you a broader picture of Logue and George VI Their friendship was so touching Book on CD read by Simon Vance35Subtitled How One Man Saved the British Monarchy That may be a bit of an exaggeration but Lionel Logue certainly seemed to have saved at least one monarch At the urging of his wife Elizabeth the Duke of York nown to the royal family as Bertie began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue for help in overcoming a lifelong stammer His family as Bertie began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue for help in overcoming a lifelong stammer His King George V insisted that his sons begin to take on royal responsibilities and the introduction of radio meant that their subjects would not have to wait to read the text in a news article but could hear the broadcast live Bertie s older brother Edward who was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne took on most of the engagements but the Duke of York still had his share and they terrified him And so he began to see Logue an amiable Australian with a gift for instilling confidence in his patients What began as a strictly professional relationship evolved into an unlikely friendship Logue s services were never so clearly needed and valued as when Edward abdicated the throne thrusting Bertie into the limelight and a position of responsibility he never sought and was not prepared to take onThis is a very fine biography history written by Logue s grandson and based on the extensive records letters and news clippings that Logue amassed during his life It covers far than the movie of the same name The book follows Logue until his death giving details of his early years in Australia his extensive travels with his wife his relationship with his children and his professional ac. One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century he wasn't a prime minister or an archbishop of Canterbury He was an almost unknown and self taught speech therapist named Lionel Logue whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed 'The uack who saved a King'Logue wasn't a British aristocrat or even an Englishman he was a commoner and an Australian to boot Nevertheless it was the outgoing amiable Logue who single handedly turned the nervous tongue tied Duke of Yor. .


The King's Speech

Mark Logue æ 7 review

Eration and a positive role model for his daughter Elizabeth II2017 Lenten Buddy Reading Challenge book 21 I wanted To Read This Because I read this because I really enjoyed the movie version and was curious how much of the events in the film had been fictionalized Surprisingly the movie was fairly accurateMark Logue who is the grandson of speech therapist Lionel Logue used family scrapbooks journals and letters to create this account of Lionel s experience helping the Duke of York later The Lion King known as King George VI with his lifelong stammer The two men became friends which seemed to comfort the Duke as he tried to improve his public speaking skillsBecause the men worked together for so many years starting in 1926 and through World War II the book also highlights the history of England during that time which was interesting It is a nice complement to other books about the run up to the war If you ve seen the movie with Colin Firth younow that it focuses on the perspective of the Duke nicknamed Bertie The book has background on Lionel and his family including how they immigrated to England which was interestingI listened to this on audio narrated by Simon Vance and it was good way to hear this story The version I listened to also included a recording of the famous war speech by King George VII I would recommend it to fellow history buffsNoteThe subtitle of this book How One Man Saved the British Monarchy is a bit ridiculous It is so hyperbolic that an editor or publisher must have come up with it in an effort to sell books As helpful as it was to have a good speech therapist for the Das Fnfte Flugzeug king would the English monarchy really have been destroyed if Logue hadn t been there Favorite PassageEven with the benefit of than half a century s worth of hindsight establishing uite how Logue succeeded with the King where those who preceded him had failed still remains something of a challenge The various breathing exercises on which he put such emphasis certainly appear to have helped the King for one appears to have been convinced of that Important too was the effort that Logue put into going through the texts of the various speeches that had been written for him removing words and phrases that henew could potentially trip up his royal pupil In a sense though this was not so much curing the problem as avoiding it yet there seems little doubt that by eliminating the largest of such stumbling blocks Logue helped to build up the King s confidence ensuring that the speech as a whole with all the other lesser challenges it contained proved less dauntingUltimately though the crucial factor appears to have been the way in which Logue from the start managed to persuade his patient that his was no deep seated psychological affliction but rather an almost mechanical problem that could be overcome through hard work and determination An important part of this was the closeness of the relationship that developed between the two men which was helped by Logue s non nonsense approach By insisting from the beginning that they should meet in his practice in Harley Street or insisting from the beginning that they should meet in his practice in Harley Street or his own "HOME RATHER THAN ON ROYAL TERRITORY LOGUE HAD MADE "rather than on royal territory Logue had made his intention that the King should be his patient over the years this was to turn into a genuine friendship. M together to save her husband's reputation and reign'The King's Speech How One Man Saved the British Monarchy' is an astonishing insight into a private world Logue's diaries also reveal for the first time the torment the future King suffered at the hands of his father George V because of his stammer Never before has there been such a personal portrait of the British monarchy at a time of its greatest crisis seen through the eyes of an Australian commoner who was proud to serve and save his Kin. ,
Complishments as well a much information about his close relationship with King George VI The audio book is narrated by Simon Vance who is simply perfect for this book As an added bonus the audio begins with a broadcast of the famous speech delivered by King George VI announcing that Britain was now at war with Germany this scene was the culmination of the movie Knowing the story already and hearing the King s own delivery gave it a much greater impact On the other hand the text version has numerous photos and reproductions of and letters which the audio cannot include I have come to that stage in my reading life where I don t persist with a book simply to finish it So I am leaving this one 40% of the way through It is not a bad book I came to this from the popular movie and for a change found that it was written AFTER the film But it s I thought this was a very interesting book and it sparked an interest in me to 1 know the Royal families Fortunately my library has a few biographies of King George VIUntil I heard about the movie which is very well done by the way I did notnow that the King of England had a speech impediment This can cause serious problems when one is expected to make a lot of speechesAt first King George VI merely wanted to be able to correct his debilitating stutter he never imagined that he would eventually become King After all his brother Edward the VIII would have to abdicate in order to marry his twice divorced lover all his brother Edward the VIII would have to abdicate in order to marry his twice divorced lover Simpson But he did and Bertie as he was called by his beloved and I may add lovely wife Elizabeth found himself King George VI Therefore he hired an Australian speech therapist who had a high success rate in curing stutterers Lionel Logue asserted that the problem had physical not psychological origins and taught the King how to breathe correctlyFor proof of his success one can turn to Youtube and listen to speeches made before his therapy started in 1926 and speeches made afterward the most famous being his War Speech in 1940The book is based on the diaries of Lionel Logue by his grandson Mark Logue It is well written and as interesting as it is informative We get a background history of the King and also Lionel Logue how they met how they worked together and also their ensuing relationship through the years both good times and hardWe get a glimpse of King George VI s family how happily married he was How strong and supportive his wife who outlived him by fifty years and loving she was Truly a fairy tale marriage in many respects And we get a smaller glimpse of their daughters Margaret and Elizabeth who became the next in line after her father died in 1952 at the age of 57If you liked the movie and are interested in British history particularly Royal families you will indeed enjoy this book A man with a debilitating speech impediment may refuse to communicate regardless of his role and class in society Being thrown onto the throne of the British empire immediately puts a spotlight on his mouth and what comes out He has no choice can tender no excuse The support system George VI found in his wife and Logue was invaluable What progress no just progress but healing George VI became an upright respected and progressive leader of his gen. K into one of Britain's greatest ings after his brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 over his love of Mrs SimpsonThis is the previously untold story of the remarkable relationship between Logue and the haunted future King George VI written with Logue's grandson and drawing exclusively from his grandfather Lionel's diaries and archive It throws an extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men and the vital role the King's wife the late ueen Elizabeth the ueen Mother played in bringing the. ,