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A fascinating account of the journey towards number 10 Downing street read by Lady Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher's government was, she says, about the application of a philosophy, not the implementation of an administrative programme. These ideas and beliefs were propelled throughout her time in office by a forcefulness and conviction, particularly in critical moments in her premiership - the Falklands War, the miner's strike, the Brighton bomb and her three election victories. In the second volume of her memoirs, following The Downing Street Years, she reveals the inspiration behind many of her philosophies.

She discusses the formative years of her childhood in Grantham, the values she learnt at home, the profound influence of her shop keeping father, and of her own schooling on future Conservative education policies. She recounts her days at Oxford, her academic work as a scientist, marriage to Dennis, and the beginning of her career as a politician when in 1959 she was selected to stand at Finchley.

©2007 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 06-30-20

A great leader of our time.

This lady should be enough to shame forth wave feminists everywhere. She was a radical, a pioneer and an outsider, even of her own party. A true female heroine of the conservative ilk and long may the memory of the "Iron Lady" live in our hearts!

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  • 10-03-19

Wonderful

Beautifully written and passionately read. The Iron Lady at her finest. Would strongly recommend to anyone with an interest in Mrs T and her career.

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  • Cate
  • 06-26-16

fascinating insight

fascinating insight into the woman and
politics of the time. and timely with the EU vote