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Read the true story that inspired the major new film, The Iron Lady. John Campbell's magisterial biography is the political biography of Margaret Thatcher.

In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge for leadership of the Conservative party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from power.

This is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary individual who changed the face of Britain; John Campbell portrays an ambitious and determined woman who started cautiously, grew in confidence after the Falklands War but became increasingly remote and domineering until she finally lost the trust of her colleagues.

Reviews

An enormously useful achievement...every twist and turn of her political life is here

The Times, Books of the Year

The best post-power biography is John Campbell's intensely detailed two-volume Margaret Thatcher. Anyone who wants to know what she did should turn to it

Guardian

A fascinating peek behind the handbag'

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099575160

    January 1, 2012

    Vintage

    576 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781448130672

    January 5, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    576 pages

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