The King’s War
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room
£6.50 - £12.50
Event sponsored by
Journalist and author of the bestselling book The King’s Speech Peter Conradi explains how George VI’s speech therapist Lionel Logue continued to play an important role in the life of the monarch long after the events chronicled in the first book.
The King’s Speech showed how George VI’s speech to the nation at the outbreak of war in 1939 was the result of years of hard work with his speech therapist. The book was turned into a multi-Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth. Conradi and his co-author, Logue’s grandson Mark Logue, draw on information from the Logue archive and contemporary reports to show how the two men and their families faced up to the challenges of World War II.
Conradi is Sunday Times foreign editor. His books also include Hitler’s Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl and Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War.
This event is part of the festival’s leadership programme sponsored by HSBC.
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