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Book review: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

April 16, 2016

For fans of Irvine Welsh's fiction, Frank Begbie is a terrifying proposition. Remorseless, humourless and prone to flurries of extreme violence, he is feared (and secretly ridiculed) by his friends and foes. But in his this outing, Welsh shows his hardman character in a new light.

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