In brief

October 27, 2000

I was disappointed that Lord Butler in his review of John Campbell's book on Margaret Thatcher thought the sub-title,"The Grocer's Daughter" was belittling ("The road from fruit and veg to purest iron", THES , October 20). Why should Mrs Thatcher be denied her (relatively) humble beginnings. Whatever one's view of the Thatcher years, it makes her "achievements" all the more remarkable.

Jacqui Briggs
Coalminer's daughter, grand/great-granddaughter
and senior lecturer in politics,
University of Lincolnshire and Humberside

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