As in the utilities she privatised, competition among Thatcher's biographers hasn't produced much choice for consumers, argues Andy Beckett, but there is new material and a new honesty How much more is there to say about Margaret Thatcher? That these bio
As stubborn as she was gifted, as fierce as she was tender, and notorious for her mannish dress that was provocative and chic in equal measure, Gluck was an artist and a rebel. Born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895 into the family that founded the J. Lyons & Co.
Maya Angelou's memoir about her relationship with her mother is at odds with the stories told in her earlier work Maya Angelou has already published six autobiographies about her early life and career. Born in 1928, she went from being an impoverished
Paul O'Grady shot to fame via his brilliant comic creation, the blonde bombsite Lily Savage. In the first two parts of his bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography, Paul took us through his childhood in Birkenhead to his first, teetering steps o
In this new edition of her very first biography - the first of many to deal with the lesbian relationships of writers and artists such as Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, and Natalie Barney - Diana Souhami expresses the hope that the 1988 work and subseque
Balding's autobiography contains irresistible insights into a certain kind of English family Were post-Olympics Britain to vote for a head girl, it would be a fair bet that the honour would fall to Clare Balding. If it's not shocking to learn from the fi