Biographies

Iron Lady Lit

There have been over 150 books written about Margaret Thatcher, but Charles Moore’s upcoming biography may be the most definitive. The New Statesman surveys some highlights of Iron Lady lit, from Patrick Cosgrave's admiring biography to a Richard Young's disdainful portrait. Thatcher now lives in assisted care at 84, and the 30th anniversary of her May 3rd election victory looms. This forthcoming official biography, written by a “clever High Tory” and former Telegraph editor, might be just what she needs to clear her legacy and restore her reputation