Not For Turning: The Life Of Margaret Thatcher by Robin HarrisNot For Turning: The Life Of Margaret Thatcher by Robin Harris

Not For Turning: The Life Of Margaret Thatcher

byRobin Harris

Paperback | May 14, 2014

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The defining and complete biography of Margaret Thatcher, written by a member of her inner circle.
     Margaret Thatcher is one of the most iconic politicians of the twentieth century. With the possible exception of Winston Churchill, no other Prime Minister has had such an impact on modern British history. Like it or not, her radical social and economic policies have made Britain the country it is today. Without Margaret Thatcher there could have been no New Labour, no Tony Blair and no David Cameron.
     Now Robin Harris, for many years Thatcher's speechwriter, trusted adviser and the draftsman of two volumes of her autobiography, has written the defining book about this indomitable woman. He tells her extraordinary life story, from humble beginnings above her father's grocer's shop in Grantham, her early days as one of the first women in Westminster who became known as 'Thatcher milk-snatcher' during her days in the Ministry for Education and then as Prime Minister. We follow her through the 'Winter of Discontent', the tribulations of the miners' strike and the Falklands War. And Harris writes a stunning account of her exit from power and tells of her life after number 10.
ROBIN HARRIS worked for the Conservative Party from 1978, and increasingly closely with Margaret Thatcher herself from 1985, writing her speeches and advising on policy. By the close of her premiership, he was probably the most trusted member of her political team at Downing Street, and he left Number Ten with her. As a member of her p...
Title:Not For Turning: The Life Of Margaret ThatcherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.3 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0552155799

ISBN - 13:9780552155793


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• Approved by Margaret Thatcher herself, on condition that the book is published posthumously