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Margaret Thatcher Not for Turning The Authorized Biography by Charles Moore

Margaret Thatcher Not for Turning The Authorized Biography

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Considering the length of the book (896 pages) Charles Moore has a very light touch, often funny, often surprising critical, he gives us a rounded picture of Margaret Thatcher up to the Falkland conflict. He was given the freedom to read all unpublished interviews and private correspondence as well as conducting over 300 interviews, with the proviso that he only published after her death. It gave him the freedom to look at the real Margaret Thatcher, the woman behind the mask.

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Margaret Thatcher Not for Turning The Authorized Biography by Charles Moore

Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume One of Moore's authorized biography gives unparalleled insight into her early life, especially through her extensive correspondence with her sister, and recreates brilliantly the atmosphere of British politics as she was making her way, taking us up to the zenith of her power: victory in the Falklands. Based on unrestricted access to all Lady Thatcher's papers, unpublished interviews with her and all her major colleagues, this is the indispensable portrait of a towering figure of our times.


Moore has produced a biography so masterly ... that it comes as close as biography can come to being a work of art -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday

Moore's great gift is his ability to make Thatcher's story fresh again, and above all to remind us of how odd she was ... the access to her family and friends enabled Moore to produce a multifaceted picture of a compelling life ... [this] will now become the definitive account -- Anne Applebaum Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Charles Moore was born in 1956 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read History. He joined the staff of the Daily Telegraph in 1979, and as a political columnist in the 1980s covered several years of Mrs Thatcher's first and second governments. He was Editor of the Spectator 1984-90; Editor of the Sunday Telegraph 1992-95; and 1995-2003 Editor of the Daily Telegraph, for which he is still a regular columnist.

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Publication date

3rd April 2014


Charles Moore

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Penguin Books Ltd


896 pages


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