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Lord Tebbit on turning children's writer

16 April 2014 Last updated at 00:01 BST

Pilot, trade union rep, member of parliament, cabinet mister, member of the House of Lords, cookbook writer- what else could life offer a man like Norman Tebbit?

His latest incarnation is as a children's writer, and his latest book features a talking Labrador.

The central character is a 14-year-old boy who is left paralysed after a car crash which kills his father.

Lord Tebbit's wife has been in a wheelchair since the bomb explosion at the Conservative party conference 30 years ago.

He spoke to Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about his children's book.