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The heroes and villains of political novels

Parliament is famous for backstabbing and mendacious plots, and over the years such scheming has been the source of inspiration for many works of fiction.

The heroes and villains of political novels have now been under scrutiny as part of a literary event to mark National Libraries Day.

Authors joined avid readers to discuss their favourite fictional Parliamentary characters.

BBC Parliament's Emma Murray has the inside story.