A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 16, 1981

Sitting down to interview Margaret Thatcher for this week's cover story, London Bureau Chief Bonnie Angelo was struck by the subtle ways in which the Prime Minister had changed during her nearly two years in office. Says Angelo, who interviewed Thatcher for TIME'S cover on her election in May 1979: "That first meeting took place in Mrs. Thatcher's bare, cramped campaign headquarters just before the elections; she was aggressive, and a bit edgy. This time, in the Prime Minister's study at 10 Downing Street, she was more relaxed, yet very much in command....

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