Former Corby and East Northamptonshire MP and author Louise Mensch has written a new book, Beauty, set in Manhattan.
She resigned as MP in 2012 and moved to New York with her three children to be with her husband Peter Mensch, who manages Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Mensch, 41, is the author of 15 novels written under the name Louise Bagshawe.
In her latest book the central character Dina Kane drags herself from poverty to Park Lane, heading a make-up business.
Published by Headline, Beauty is a rags to riches tale with power struggles and several twists in the plot.
Mensch’s books have been published in eight languages.
She is a style and beauty blogger, saying she developed an interest in fashion since giving up politics and moving to America.
The former MP is also an active user of social media.