People and Business: Currie's next chapter

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EDWINA CURRIE is back. Relax, not in politics. The former Tory MP is to address the Woman's Group of the Society of Practitioners of Insolvency on 9 March about her latest novel.

There are doubts amongst the liquidators and lawyers that make up the Woman's Group whether Ms Currie will be as big a draw as last year's speaker, Cherie Booth, the Prime Minister's wife and successful barrister, who attracted more than 120 people to the meeting.

Since leaving politics Ms Currie has spent her time writing pot-boilers as well as presenting Late Night Currie, a chat show on Radio Five. The woman's meeting will be at the office of Cameron McKenna, the City law firm, and Ms Currie will talk about her latest tome, as yet unpublished, called The Ambassador. It is a science-fiction novel rather than one of her usual bodice-rippers, I am told.