March 7, 2011
If you were one of the many movie-goers enchanted by the Oscar-winning movie, THE KING'S SPEECH, but were wondering how accurate the movie was, here's your chance to find out "the rest of the story."
Marathon County Public Library now has copies available of THE KING'S SPEECH written by Logue's grandson, Mark Logue, and Peter Conradi.
Though ostensibly the biography of Lionel Logue, THE KING'S SPEECH devotes a great many pages to Logue's work with King George VI. The authors utilized the private diaries kept by Logue to present a detailed, insider's view of the special relationship Logue enjoyed with the King. In some cases, those details conflict with what's depicted in the movie. However, their portrayal of George VI engenders even more sympathy for and admiration of the man wearing the crown.
If you've seen the movie, you really owe it to yourself to read the book. THE KING'S SPEECH is a rare look inside the life and times of a monarch.
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