Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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THE BLADE ARTIST BY IRVINE WELSH (Jonathan Cape, hardback Pounds 12.99, ebook Pounds 9.49) ..... 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 next outing, Welsh shows his hardman character in a new light. Now a sculptor in America, ex-jailbird Jim Francis, as he's now styling himself, is a doting dad of two, a loving husband and clean-living evangelist. But when his son from a previous relationship is killed in mysterious circumstances, Jim returns to Edinburgh where his old crew expect him to fall back into his bad ways.

As ever with Welsh's work, The Blade Artist offers biting social commentary and razor-sharp humour.

THE MOTHER BY YVETTE EDWARDS (Mantle, hardback Pounds 14. …

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