The broadcast that George VI made to the nation on the outbreak of war in September 1939 - which formed the climax of the multi Oscar-winning film The King's Speech - was the product of years of hard work with Lionel Logue, his iconoclastic Australian-born speech therapist. Yet the relationship between the two men did not end there. Far from it: in the years that followed, Logue was to play an even more important role at the monarch's side. The King's War follows this relationship through the dark days of Dunkirk and the drama of D-Day to eventual victory in 1945 - and beyond. It is written by Peter Conradi, a Sunday Times journalist, and Mark Logue, Lionel's grandson, whose previous book, The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy, was a best-seller in Britain and America and translated into more than 20 languages. 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 Windsors and the Logues - as they together faced up to the greatest challenge in Britain's history.
The King's War takes the story of the great rebellion from 1642-1647, from the arrest of the five members to the dramatic moment when the Scots surrendered the captive King Charles to the English. During these years the great battles of Marston Moor and Baseby Wree fought, Rupert emerged as the King's chief general and Montrose conducted his brilliant but forlorn campaign in Scotland. On the parliamentary side the death of Pym was followed by the rise of Cromwell, both in parliament and in the field. the new model army, which won the war for parliament, was largely his creation. It was merely an army but a new social force in English life. Here for the first time the ordinary people had an organization through which they could make their influence felt on the politics of the nation.
The exciting conclusion to the Seelie Wars trilogy. Full of magic, battles, and page-turning excitement, this series is a perfect introduction to classic fantasy. The war that Prince Aspen and midwife's apprentice Snail started—purely by accident—is at hand. The Unseelie Army, the evil side of Faerie, will soon invade and destroy the Seelie kingdom. Aspen is terrified, not simply because his homeland is on the verge of ruin, but because he is now, after the death of his father and brothers, the Seelie King. He is a young, untried king; a king without a battle plan. But he has Snail, his first and only friend, and the only one who can raise the army Aspen needs—an army of changelings, like her. First, however, she has to convince the mysterious, dangerous Professor Odds, the changelings’ leader, who has a destructive plan of his own.
The first and second tetralogies are collected here in one giant anthology. If you've always wanted to read Shakespeare's histories, but have a hard time with the language, this modern English adaptation will help you; the original translation is also included. This anthology includes the following plays: Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Richard III Richard II Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2 Henry V We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.