Dorries to write novel trilogy
MP Nadine Dorries has signed a "six-figure" deal to write three novels based on her childhood in Liverpool.
The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire, who appeared on last year's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, will publish the first part of the trilogy next year.
Publishers Head of Zeus said the novel, called The Four Streets, is one of three "set in 1950s Liverpool about Irish Catholic families struggling against poverty, hardship and abuse", and will be published in April.
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."
She had the Conservative whip restored earlier this year after apologising for taking part without permission in the ITV gameshow.
The backbencher was suspended from the fold last November after travelling to Australia to film the programme while Parliament was sitting.
The former nurse, a constant critic of the Prime Minister, said she appeared on the show in a bid to raise awareness of political issues.
The MP, who recently said she had stopped claiming parliamentary expenses, repaid £3,000.72 in "wrongfully made" travel expense claims earlier this year.