George VI by Sarah Bradford, 1st Ed, HC DJ, Dutiful King, The House of Windsor, King's Speech
George VI reigned through taxing times. Acceding to the throne upon his brother's abdication, he was immediately confronted with the turmoil in European politics leading up to the Second World War, then the War itself, followed by a period of austerity, social transformation and loss of Empire. George was unprepared for kingship, suffering from a stammer which could make public occasions very painful for him. Moreover he had grown up in the shadow of his brother, a man who had been idolized as no royal prince has been, before or since. However, as Sarah Bradford shows in this sympathetic biography, although George was not born to be king, he died a great one.
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1989. 1st Ed, 1st printing. Hard cover with clipped dust jacket. Copy in VGC, very light edge wear, pages very lightly tanned, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy.
***Book pictured is the book in stock. Same day dispatch from Australian address.***
***Australian customers can purchase as many books as they like for a one-off postage fee of $13.40. That's right! All you can read for just $13.40 postage!!***
***International customers are advised to email for a shipping quote before purchasing. As a rough guide, allow up to three times the quoted local price.***
NOTES ON BOOK GRADING
Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.
Like new: A book in excellent condition. Cover is shiny and undamaged, and the dust jacket is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins.
Very good (VGC): A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no major creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
Good (GC): A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.