Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The King's Speech, by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Not precisely scintillating. Drawn from journals, letters, and newspaper clippings, this book traces the life of Lionel Logue, the speech therapist, from his young adulthood in Australia to his death in England in April 1953. Particular attention is paid to his long personal and professional relationship with George VI of England. Life is duller than fiction. The audio version includes one of George's wartime speeches.