Based on the book
Here are new paperback editions of books that served as sources for movies this season.
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, From Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister (Penguin) by John Campbell, abridged by David Freeman, is the meticulously researched biography of the conservative politician that will come to the screen in December, with the inimitable Meryl Streep in the title role.
The Rum Diary (Simon & Schuster) by Hunter S. Thompson is one of the legendary gonzo journalist's early novels, unpublished for three decades; it's now in theaters thanks to the film's star and producer (and Thompson's close friend), Johnny Depp.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Penguin) by John Le Carré is one of the classic Cold War espionage novels; it comes to movie screens in December with Gary Oldman as the inscrutable George Smiley.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor