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The Path to Power

  • Author:
    Thatcher, Margaret
  • Publisher:
    Harper Collins, London, 1995
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Signed first edition plus related ephemera including signature of Sir Geoffrey Howe. Harper Collins, London, 1995. First edition. Signed by Margaret Thatcher in blue ink to title page. Hardback. pp. xiv, 656. Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. Loosely inserted menu card for the Bexleyheath Conservative Association Annual Dinner, Friday 9th March, 1990. This was attended by Sir Geoffrey Howe who has signed the front of the menu. Also newspaper clipping from The Sunday Times, 24th October, 1993 with a review of Margaret Thatcher's "The Downing Street Years". Margaret Thatcher was born and brought up in Grantham, where her father became Mayor. The degree to which she imbibed at his knee the virtues of self-reliance, thrift and respectful neighbourliness is revealed in this book. She went to Oxford, worked as a research chemist, married Dennis Thatcher. Then at a time when there were no more than a handful of women in Parliament she became an MP, Education Secretary and, in 1975, Leader of the Opposition. She writes explicitly about all these: about her feelings towards Ted Heath, about rethinking her conservatism under the inspiration of Keith Joseph; about occasions when she was wrong or performed at less than her best, about the Winter of Discontent, the fall of Callaghan and the state of the country which she inherited. Here is a woman who knew her own mind and this is the voice that the world listened to with attention. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Book condition: near fine and with an unread feel to it. Very slight marking to text block edges. A little slight toning to edges of photograph pages. Dust jacket condition: near fine and unclipped with just a little light edge wear and very slight tanning to a narrow band on inner flaps. Jacket in a protective sleeve. A heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK postcodes.
  • Our price: £250.00

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