M Daly, February 11, 2014 (view all comments by M Daly)
George VI of England was handicapped with a terrible stutter, not a good thing for a public figure. Enter Lionel Logue, an elocution specialist, today a speech therapist. He was the first to recognize that stuttering is a physical ailment, and not merely a mental defect. With a series of practices, speech revisions, and exercises, he was able to correct George's stutter. The title is a bit misleading, as Logue came into George's life long before he had any idea of becoming king. The book is a biography of Logue, and his long-time relationship with Bertie.
royalbeatle, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by royalbeatle)
Yes I am an Anglophile, but I really did enjoy reading this book. It was not a dry stuffy book as some biographies tend to be, but a fast read. It was very interesting finding out more about the person who helped the King with his stutter.
Purrsia, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Purrsia)
Great read, gives a perspective of major historical events in England from a "front row" by Mr. Logue, a commoner who had an unusually intimate connection with the Royal Family over several decades.
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