Wed, 2 October 2019

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Margaret Thatcher: The Last Word

Charles Moore In Conversation with Rachel Cooke


Emmanuel Centre

9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW

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Charles Moore’s bestselling and definitive biography of Britain’s first female Prime Minister reaches its climax with the story of her zenith and her fall.

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs?

Based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, Charles Moore tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. He will include the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which she had fought for, and the rise of the modern EU, which she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination.

Moore’s three-part biography of Britain’s most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. In this event, he tells the full, enthralling story.