Thatcher queuing for an autograph from the actress Patricia Dainton at Dartford Fete, 1951 (© Tophams/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images)
Margaret Thatcher; The Authorised Biography, Volume 1 By Charles Moore (Allen Lane, £30)
Charles Moore is a master of deadpan. His admiration for Margaret Thatcher does not inhibit his awareness of the comic side of her personality. As an authorised biographer, Moore obtained not only access to Thatcher’s papers, but also many hours of interview time. This latter opportunity, Moore remarks, was rendered less of an advantage than it might seem…
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