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Description - THATCHER'S FORTUNESTHE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARK THATCHER by Mark Hollingsworth

The world was intrigued when Mark Thatcher was arrested for helping to fund a secret plot to overthrow the president of the oil-rich African state of Equatorial Guinea. He was implicated in a secret coup d etat which had all the hallmarks of a Frederick Forsyth thriller- a gang of South African mercenaries led by Simon Mann, an Old Etonian former SAS officer, had conspired to depose President Teodoro Obiang, a ruthless tyrant who has been accused of being a cannibal, in an audacious operation to grab the country s extensive oil wealth. Suddenly, the spotlight was back on the controversial multimillionaire son of the former prime minister and his dubious business ventures. But his involvement in the attempted putsch revived an even more enticing mystery- just how has Mark Thatcher accumulated his large pot of gold? For the first time, Thatcher s Fortunes provides the answers. It reveals that while she was prime minister Lady Thatcher was more active in lobbying for contracts in which her son had a commercial interest than is realised. As this book meticulously chronicles, her involvement went far beyond the indulgence of a devoted mother. As soon as Margaret Thatcher entered 10

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840189728
ISBN-10: 184018972X
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Hollingsworth

Mark Hollingsworth is an investigative journalist and writer. He regularly contributes to the Financial Times and The Guardian. Paul Halloran was the chief investigative reporter for Private Eye from 1980 until 1992. He is now a freelance journalist.

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