The King's speech
by Logue, Mark.
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 19 copies|
It's the eve of World War II, and King Edward VIII has abdicated the throne of England to marry the woman he loves. Never has the nation needed a leader more. But the new monarch, George VI--father of today's Queen Elizabeth II--is painfully shy and cursed with a terrible stammer. How can he inspire confidence in his countrymen when he cannot even speak to them? Help arrives in speech therapist Logue, who not only is a commoner, but Australian to boot. Will he be able to give King George his voice? The King's Speech tells an inspiring tale of triumph over adversity and the unlikely friendship between a reluctant king and the charismatic subject who saved the throne.
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Logue, Lionel, -- 1880-1953 -- Friends and associates.
George -- VI, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1895-1952.
George -- VI, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1895-1952 -- Friends and associates.
Elizabeth, -- Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain, -- 1900-2002.
Speech therapists -- Australia -- Biography.
Speech disorders -- Patients -- Biography.
Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
|Publisher|| New York :Sterling,2010
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index.