Nadine Dorries MP Wins 'Six-Figure' Book Deal
Nadine Dorries has signed a "six-figure" book deal to write three novels based on her childhood in Liverpool.
The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire - who drew criticism for appearing on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! - will publish the first part of the trilogy next year.
Her debut work of fiction, The Four Streets, will be available in hardback and eBook in April 2014.
Publishers Head of Zeus said the novel would be the first one of three "set in 1950s Liverpool about Irish Catholic families struggling against poverty, hardship and abuse".
Editor Rosie de Courcy said: "I absolutely adored this novel from first word to 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 HoZ."
Ms Dorries, a former nurse, has been an outspoken critic of Prime Minister David Cameron, calling him and Chancellor George Osborne "arrogant posh boys" who do not know the price of milk.
The 56-year-old, who in June revealed she had started losing her hair, was suspended from the Conservative Party after travelling to Australia to film I'm A Celebrity while Parliament was sitting.
The backbencher returned to the fold this year after apologising for taking part without permission in the ITV reality show, saying she went on the programme to raise awareness of political issues.
The MP, who earlier this year said she had stopped claiming parliamentary expenses, recently repaid £3,000 in "wrongfully made" travel expense claims.