George VI’s broadcast to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939, was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his iconoclastic, Australian-born speech therapist. In The King’s War, a follow-up to their international bestselling book, The King’s Speech, which went on to become an Oscar-winning film, Peter Conradi and Mark Logue, explain how Logue was to play an even more important role at the Monarch’s side. It follows this relationship through the dark days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to victory in 1945 – and beyond. The book draws on exclusive material from the Logue Archive – the collection of diaries, letters and other documents left by Lionel and his feisty wife, Myrtle. It provides a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families, the Windsor’s and the Logue’s, as together they faced up to the greatest challenge in Britain’s history. Mark Logue, grandson of Lionel Logue, is a filmmaker and the custodian of the Logue Archive. Peter Conradi is The Sunday Times foreign editor and author.
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