The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady
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.
Praise for The Iron Lady
An enormously useful achievement...every twist and turn of her political life is hereThe 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 itGuardian
A fascinating peek behind the handbag'Viewspaper