Written by a two of Margaret Thatcher’s staunchest allies, this short book is filled with personal memories of meeting the great lady and of the impact she had on British politics. As British politics bids farewell to one of the greatest Prime Ministers of all time, two long time members of the Conservative Party recall their memories of Maggie Thatcher. From their first meeting with the Iron Lady in 1978 through the years in government, the efforts to forestall plotting against her and the years after she left No.10 are all detailed. This book is about the impact that Maggie had on politics as it was seen from the sharp end - out on the streets knocking on doors and handing out leaflets. Forget the philosophy of “Thatcherism”, this is street politics and the impact that Lady Thatcher had on politics as it is done, not as it is talked about. The years have clouded the memory and things were not as the modern media seek to portray them. So hear it from the horse’s mouth. Just what was it like to be involved in British politics under Mrs Thatcher?
Rupert Matthews has written over 150 books for different publishers, achieving significant sales in a variety of markets both in the UK and abroad. His works have been translated into 19 languages and have been shortlisted for a number of awards. Rupert has been a freelance writer for 20 years, working in-house at a major book publisher before going freelance.read more