In 1979 Margaret Thatcher became the first woman British Prime Minister. A decade later she became the first premier for 160 years to win three consecutive general elections. In 1990 she resigned her leadership of an increasingly divided and turbulent government. She is the only PM to have given her name to a branch of political philosophy, and arguably the most important figure in postwar British politics.
'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