The King's Speech

The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy - 'Mark Logue',  'Peter Conradi'

This will probably be a short post, because I read this book, what seems to me, like ages ago (I actually only finished it a week ago, but it's the summer, so everything seems far away now).


What suprised me about this book, is that it was so so different from the movie. Different is good, but it basically shouldn't be called by the same name. The movie was about the lead up to the speech about the war, but the book was about the whole lives of Lionel Logue & King Albert. Truthfully, I actually preferred the book. I love hearing about the back stories behind people & lives, & about why things are the way they are. I also really liked that the book had real examples about Albert & Lionels friends, because really, who doesn't like the royals being made to seem like real people?


I did get confused with some of the names & relationships of people (particularly in the royal family), but that is probably a generational thing. My mum (who read the book before me, & is a big royalist) probably didn't confused about it.


Overall, I really liked this book. It wasn't thrilling, but it was a small book, so no big deal to read & enjoy. I would recommend this book to other people.