For a woman who describes herself as "a boring workaholic" Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has inspired a lot of jokes.

Did you hear the one about her Cabinet?Thatcher once invited her Cabinet to dinner at an expensive restaurant, according to "The World's Best Maggie Thatcher Jokes." "What would you like to have for the main course, madam?" asked the waiter. "Steak," she replied. "And how about the vegetables, madam?" "They'll have steak, too."

Another of the book's jokes: "Margaret Thatcher died and arrived at the gates of heaven. To nobody's surprise except her own, she was turned away and told to seek accommodation elsewhere. About an hour later, St. Peter was roused by a loud knocking at his door. He went outside to find 200 devils looking for political asylum."