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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography: Volume Two, Everything She Wants

Many people say many things about former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher who was in Downing Street from 4 May 1979 to 28 November 1990 and was arguably more famous on the international stage than any other British prime minister, save Sir Winston Churchill. Her official biographer Charles Moore has canonised her in the awaited part two of his account Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography extracts of which were published in October 2015 in the Tory Party’s primary propaganda machine, The Daily Telegraph: see full preview here. (Equally, the Guardian has also, 10 October 2015, rated this as the book of the week, see Andy Beckett’s review here.)  Moore is the former editor of the Telegraph and his book is a tribute to the woman who infamously came to be known as Britain’s “Iron Lady”. Thatcher’s legacy is one of destroying the welfare state and creating crony capitalism but Moore’s biography provides a marvellous exposition of the larger political stage during her premiership and it is studded with brilliant photographs. It is replete with an analysis of all the great challenges of the day. The book, which is volume two of the series and is entitled Everything She Wants, deals with aspects of Continue reading