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The King Maker

The Man Who Saved George VI

By Geordie Greig

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  • £10.99

The King Maker is the unlikely yet fascinating story of a powerful friendship between a Scottish naval surgeon and the future King George VI.

Louis Greig, a war hero and rugby international, entered the privileged world of the British royal family as mentor, physician and friend to a young and hesitant Prince Albert, the man who became King George VI and whose challenges were so vividly brought to life in the award winning film, The King's Speech.

Greig's influence helped to guide the prince from a stammering, shy schoolboy to become one of the most respected constitutional monarchs, seeing the nation through the Second World War and bringing the monarchy closer to the people.

Geordie Greig, grandson of Louis Greig, has drawn on private family papers and public archives to reveal an intimate friendship which lasted almost half a century.


Previously published as Louis and the Prince by Hodder and Stoughton.

Biographical Notes

Geordie Greig, the grandson of Sir Louis Greig, is the editor of the London Evening Standard, and before that he was the Editor of Tatler for almost ten years before working for The Sunday Times. He lives in London with his wife, son and twin daughters.

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  • ISBN: 9781444730258
  • Publication date: 18 Aug 2011
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Essential reading — Mail on Sunday
Charming, intriguing, well-written — Sunday Times
A revealing insight into the world of the royals... fascinating — Observer
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