Irvine Welsh's literary highs

The acclaimed author tells Books of My Life how he used to sneak back into the local library after him and his friends had been kicked out, feeding his voracious appetite for reading

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Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting is considered to be one of the great novels of the 90s but according to its author, it only came about due to a string of failures in his musical career. Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley speaks to Welsh about his childhood reading habits and reveals which books gave him hope when he was struggling with addiction.

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