John Campbell is a leading political biographer. His other books include Lloyd George, Pistols at Dawn: Two Hundred Years of Political Rivalry from Pitt and Fox to Blair and Brown, and Edward Heath, for which he won the NCR Book Award. He lives in England.
"Anyone who really wants to know what happened between 1979 and
1990 should read this book."
-- John Rentoul
"Superbly researched...unlike so many others is neither
hagiography nor hatchet-job, and probably gets closer to the truth
than any...magnificently told."
-- Michael Dobbs "The best book yet written about Lady Thatcher."
-- Frank Johnson "An enormously useful achievement...every twist and turn of her political life is here."
-- Matthew Paris "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and indeed arguing with it, because it has reminded me why many of us would never have wanted her to give up."
-- William Hague