This is a great tale of intrigue, surprisingly accurate in reporting the intrigue surrounding the clash of law, business and government. It may take you a little while to get into the flow, but keep at it, as the endgame is the best part.
From the back cover: In July 1979 the new Thatcher government announced its plan to sell off British Airways as part of its extensive programme of privatisation. The airline's transformation from grossly inefficient nationalised industry to successful private sector competitor was unprecedented. But behind the scenes a clandestine trans-Atlantic legal battle - triggered by the Laker collapse - kept the proposed sale close to the brink of disaster.
Written by a former Financial Times journalist who monitored the story from the first, this is the inside acocunt of how the politicians and businessmen, lawyers and bankers turned BA's story into the stuff of a thriller novel.