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A personal note apparently written by Lady Thatcher thanking husband Denis for his love has surfaced inside a copy of her autobiography sold to a second hand bookshop in Germany.
Shop owner Katja Burmester, from Wismar, says the letter fell out of a copy Lady Thatcher's 'The Downing Street Years' which had been in a box of books she'd bought as a job lot.
The letter is not signed but had been hand-written on Lady Thatcher's crested House of Lords notepaper.
"It really looks like it was her private letter paper," Frau Burmester told local media.
The letter contains a tender acknowledgement to the love of husband Denis, who has widely been credited as the strength behind the former PM during some of her toughest crisies.
The letter begins: "To my husband and family, without whose love and encouragement I should never have become Prime Minister."
And it continues: "And to all those who worked at 10 Downing Street and Chequers in whatever capacity, whose unfailing support was crucial in those challenging years."
The book seems to be an author's vanity copy, produced without an ISBN number for distribution to family and friends.
But Frau Burmester says she has no idea how it ended up in her shop.
"People bring me boxes of all sorts of books when they move, or when someone dies," she said.
"I buy them, and then sort through to find the interesting ones which I can sell. I donít even know how long Iíve had this for.
"But it is a bit special, I hope to sell it now, to the highest bidder," she added.
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