Mid Beds MP Nadine Dorries has become an author- in a six figure deal to create a trio of books about life in 1950s Liverpool.
Entitled The Four Streets, publishers Head Of Zeus say that the fictional first novel in the series is ‘moving and autobiographical.’
The publishers have bought the world rights to the forthcoming books, which will centre around Irish Catholic families struggling against poverty, hardship and abuse. The first book will be released in April next year.
Nadine, who says that she writes for fun between House Of Commons votes, said: “Really I was just playing around - and when I finished it I was completely gobsmacked by the reaction it received.
“I grew up in really interesting times - Liverpool was swinging towards the Merseybeat and they were amazing days. Even as a young child I could feel that there was something amazing in the air.”
Rosie De Courcy, senior editor at Head Of Zeus, said: “I absolutely adored this novel from the first word to the last.
“Nadine is one of the most naturally gifted storytellers I have ever come across, with a magical ability to create characters you believe in and a heart-stopping way with words.
“I had to have The Four Streets on my new list at Head Of Zeus.”
To read the full exclusive interview pick up you copy of the Times & Citizen on Thursday.