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The UK Parliament is worthy of calling itself an ‘honourary publishing house’ due to the 350 MPs who have become novelists and writers since 1823.

Their books have helped to support the United Kingdom’s publishing movement following a large demand for the work of such distinguished past and present authors as Winston Churchill, Benjamin Disraeli, Jeffrey Archer, Tony Blair and many more.

This month Sir Vince Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, became the latest politician to turn his hand to the pen, with the release of his first novel ‘Open Arms’, a contemporary thriller about the UK’s post-Brexit future and the conflict between the nation’s three main political parties.

The 74-year-old politician wrote the 350-page book drawing on more than 20 years’ experience in parliamentary politics and his first hand insights into relationships between the parties and their members. The novel also includes behind-the-scenes votes on crucial political decisions and the changing of allegiances overnight.