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The Reluctant King by Sarah Bradford
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Dec 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read from April 23 to December 16, 2011

This was a brilliant book about an amazing man in a very interesting period of time. The book was long and I read it over a long period of time. I found some bits tough going but overall I enjoyed the book and some parts were totally gripping. I learnt a lot about my country, the royal family and also that period of history. I think that George VI was a very admirable man and was a very good king. Given the fact he was not trained to be king and never had it on his agenda as he was growing up but then stepped in and dedicated his whole life to the service makes him a strong role model. The last few pages of the book talk about the tributes left when he died and the sad thing is that not many people know much about George VI or "George the Good". I would certainly recommend this book to people who enjoy reading history or biographies and hope more people learn about this great man.
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