- August 2nd 2012
- 240 pages
- demy paperback
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.
Cartwright’s novel is a bittersweet elegy to Britain’s battered working classes
— The Metro
Utterly authentic and a devastating plot
— Cathi Unsworth
An impressive novel redolent of a more tender David Peace
— The List
Well-written tale of what it was like growing up under Thatcher
— Socialist Worker