The third and final volume of Charles Moore’s epic Margaret Thatcher biography will be released on Super Thursday, Allen Lane has announced.
Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume III: Herself Alone is based on unique access to the former Prime Minister, her papers and closest associates and will publish on 3rd October, the publisher said.
Allen Lane said: “It tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes 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 includes the first ever complete account of her political assassination.”
The book also provides background on the current Brexit climate, with details on how Thatcher started the electorate on the referendum path and how her hardened stance against Europe gave strength to the Tories’ Eurosceptic wing.
Moore’s critically-lauded previous volumes of the Tory leader’s story sold thousands of copies. First volume, Not For Turning, sold 31,281 copies in hardback and 12,228 in paperback while the second, Everything She Wants, sold 15,660 in hardback and 4,135 in paperback through Nielsen.
News of its publication comes hot on the heels of David Cameron’s memoir of his period in office, For the Record (William Collins).
Following days of front page headlines, the book hit number two on the bestseller list yesterday behind Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Vintage). The book shifted 20,792 copies to take the Hardback Non-Fiction number one slot.