Reviews

  • Moore has finally completed one of the most thrilling, comprehensive, fair-minded and elegantly written biographies of modern times. It is full of complex argument, and a very large cast, but it is a joy to read.

    Andrew Marr, New Statesman
  • Reviewers are supposed never to use the word "definitive" about a history book or biograph, but with Charles Moore's life of Margaret Thatcher, of which this is the triumphant last volume, one has no other option. ... an absolute masterpiece of the biographer's art.

    Andrew Roberts, Daily Telegraph
  • Moore's Margaret Thatcher is one of the truly great biographies. Throughout the three volumes it has been comprehensive and subtle, breaking new ground while being surefooted on familiar terrain. He provides a portrait of Thatcher - her anxiousness and her certainty, her strength and her frailty - that is surprising and fresh while still convincing. This volume completes a historical masterpiece.

    Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
  • Not merely the authorized biography, Moore's is the definitive biography of Thatcher, and perhaps one of the definitive books about Britain in the late twentieth century.

    Anne Applebaum, New York Review of Books
  • This is a magnificent political biography which takes its place next to Robert Blake's Disraeli and Robert Caro's Lyndon Johnson on the highest level. Outstanding... superb... extraordinarily compelling.

    Philip Hensher, Spectator
  • Praise for the first two volumes

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  • As close as biography can come to being a work of art

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • One of the great biographical achievements of our times

    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
  • an extraordinary achievement: panoramic and particular, underpinned by a deep grasp of contemporary politics.

    Craig Brown, Daily Mail
  • a magnificent biography - the completion of 22 years' toil. It is a treasure chest and a masterpiece of research.... This will ride high in the pantheon of modern political biographies for many a year to come, because the prime minister at its heart is revealed and explained in brilliant style.

    James Naughtie, Tablet