We need more like her today. Whatever your political leanings this is a story of a woman who but for circumstances at the time could have become Britain's first woman prime minister. The story takes you from her working class background through her time at Oxford and then she graduated and got a job! Politicians of today take note. Her route into politics as a committed socialist is typical of the time. Her time in government is an eye opener and gives a great insight into the prejudices she had to face firstly as a woman MP and then as a cabinet minister. Controversial she may have been but she tells the story from the heart. No self indulgence whatsoever. A gripping read.