Author Mark Hollingsworth
The Ultimate Spin Doctor is an insight into Tim Bell, former head of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, who became one of the closest and important unofficial advisors to Margaret Thatcher during her term in office.
The Ultimate Spin Doctor Synopsis
The Life & Fast Times of Tim Bell
A revelatory biography of Lord Bell, the PR spin doctor who groomed Margaret Thatcher for her general election triumphs in 1979, 1983 and 1987. He was also head of the innovative and controversial advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi and regarded as ‘The Third Brother’ alongside Maurice and Charles. Since the mid-1990s he has been at the forefront of financial public relations by representing City tycoons and working for foreign regimes and Russian Oligarchs.
A scoundrel to some and yet loveable to many, Lord Bell’s extraordinary charm, ambition and energy have catapulted him from a nondescript suburban youth to the A-list of London society and the power elite.
An outsider with a lot to prove, Lord Bell has lived in the fast lane and his journey has been turbulent and occasionally scandalous, as Mark Hollingsworth, biographer of Mark Thatcher, grippingly describes.