The Autobiography

  • by Margaret Thatcher
  • Narrated by Margaret Thatcher
  • 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A newly edited, single-volume commemorative edition of The Path to Power and The Downing Street Years; this is Margaret Thatcher in her own words.
Combining her memoirs The Path to Power and The Downing Street Years, this definitive account of Margaret Thatcher’s life is published as a one-volume commemorative edition for the first time. Margaret Thatcher was the towering figure of late-20th-century British politics. Now, following her death, in 2013, this is the story of her remarkable life, in her own words.
Beginning with her upbringing in Grantham, she goes on to describe her entry into Parliament. Rising through the ranks of this man’s world, she led the Conservative Party to victory in 1979, becoming Britain's first woman prime minister.
Offering a riveting firsthand account of the critical moments of her premiership - the Falklands War, the miners' strike, the Brighton bomb, and her unprecedented three election victories, the book reaches a gripping climax with an hour-by-hour description of her dramatic final days in 10 Downing Street. Margaret Thatcher's frank and compelling autobiography stands as a powerful testament to her influential legacy.
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What the Critics Say

Praise for The Downing Street Years:
"A book which should be read by everyone with any interest in contemporary history of political affairs". (Norman Tebbit, Daily Mail)
"Some things in this life are priceless. So are Margaret Thatcher’s guts. They have left their mark on the world. So will The Downing Street Years." (Daily Express)


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The authentic voice certainly adds to the enjoyment of listening to this book. I am convinced she was a woman right for her time, very sure of herself, certain in her own mind as to what had to be done. Of course she wasn't always right - none of us are but dangerous for a person with so much power. Averall a good 'read'.
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- VAL G.


From start to finish Thatcher delivered a marvellous account of her political life. to hear it from the iron lady herself was incredible and inspirational. detailing why she took particular decisions in her life and offering her opinion. I urge anyone politically minded or indeed anyone who wants to learn more about modern British history to read this book or better still listen to Thatcher tell you directly through this audiobook.
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- christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited