The Downing Street Years

The Downing Street Years

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This first volume of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs, which encompasses the entirety of her career as Prime Minister.


Margaret Thatcher was the towering figure of late-twentieth-century British politics. This is the story of her remarkable life in her own words.


This first volume of her memoirs is a riveting first-hand portrait of the events and personalities of her eleven years in power. She recalls the triumphs and the critical moments of her premiership - the Falklands War, the miners' strike, the Brighton bomb, the Westland Affair and her unprecedented three election victories. Her judgements of the men and women she encountered, whether world statesmen or Cabinet colleagues, are astonishingly frank. She is lavish with her praise; devastating with her criticism. The book reaches a gripping climax with an hour-by-hour description from inside 10 Downing Street of her dramatic final days in office.


Margaret Thatcher's compelling account stands as a powerful testament to her influential legacy.


Although `The Downing Street Years' is not available as an ebook, the ebook `Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography' (ISBN 978-0-00-741694-3) comprises abridged versions of this and the first volume of Thatcher's memoirs, `The Path to Power'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 57mm | 690g
  • HarperPress
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007456638
  • 9780007456635
  • 34,236

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`A book which should be read by everyone with any interest in contemporary history of political affairs' Norman Tebbit, Daily Mail


`Some things in this life are priceless. So are Margaret Thatcher's guts. They have left their mark on the world. So will "The Downing Street Years"' Daily Express
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About Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher's political career was one of the most remarkable of modern times. Born in Grantham in 1925, she rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive general elections and served as prime minister for more than eleven years, from 1979 to 1990, a record unmatched in the twentieth century. She died in 2013.
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