Friday, April 12, 2013
Margaret Thatcher's death prompts publishing flurry
Her tax ideas were also regressive when it came to the "poll tax", which even members of her own cabinet were opposed to, and led to her ousting in 1990.
Although she didn't like government spending, she was happy to spend big on defense, which paid off for her politically in the Falklands Islands war with Argentina of 1982.
In the last few days there has been a surge in demand for Thatcher titles. The authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher will be published immediately following her funeral by Penguin imprint Allen Lane, while a further biography from Transworld will be out later this month.
Allen Lane's Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography, Volume One: Not for Turning by Charles Moore was commissioned in 1997 on the understanding that it would not be published during Thatcher's lifetime. Moore was given full access to Thatcher’s private papers and interviewed her extensively, as well as speaking to her family and those who worked with her. Permission was also given to civil servants to speak to Moore about Thatcher, and he was given early access to government papers held back under the 30-year rule. Thatcher did not read the manuscript before her death.
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