Author(s): Anthony Cartwright
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Why Sean Bull sets out one day to assassinate Margaret Thatcher...'Judas Iscariot's here, look. Here comes Judas Iscariot...' Nine-year old Sean has never seen anything like what happens on the day Margaret Thatcher takes power and his grandad discovers his uncle voted for her. So begins the start of a family secret and the end of Sean's idyllic childhood in the industrial Midlands - until, one day, deciding that someone's got to stop the train of destruction, he sets out for revenge. A heartbreaking and timely story of a moment of national crisis as felt by one family, How I Killed Margaret Thatcher delivers a devastating English twist on the dictator novel.
Why Sean Bull sets out one day to assassinate Margaret Thatcher ... A provocative novel now Gordon Burn Prize 2013 shortlist
"'an elegiac portrayal of Dudley in the 1980s' (Guardian) 'Cartwright uses the 1980s veil to offer a stinging insight into modern-day politics: often with great humour' (We Love This Book) 'Praise for Heartland: 'This is what fiction should be' (David Peace) 'A writer with a wonderful ear for dialect and an unblinking sense of Britain as it is today' (Jonathan Coe)"
Anthony Cartwright was born in 1973 in Dudley. He works as an English teacher in East London, having previously worked in factories, a meat-packing plant, pubs, Spitalfields Market and for London Underground. His two previous novels The Afterglow and Heartland have won him a Betty Trask award and two shortlistings for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.