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.