Mark Logue, Peter Conradi

26.26.2011 @ 15:11:54 | Midori  |   français

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Again, somthing non fiction. I am a fan of England, its history, and so on, and since I could not go to the theatre, I bought myself the book.


The King’s Speech It is based on the diaries of Lionel Logue, the man who helped the shy and stuttering Duke of York when he had to become King despite all odds. The book that served as scenario for the film was written by his grandson and a specialised biographer. It is very interesting because it tells the story of Logue and of HM George VI, of what Logue did to “cure” stuttering, and of all the historical events and how it affected one or both of them. Do not expect a “romanced” account, it is really more an history book than a biography, and you may find it cold in its style.

Sites
Official http://www.the-kings-speech.com/ [EN]
The Film http://www.kingsspeech.com/ [EN]

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