A portrait of a handsome devil
Handsome Brute: The Story of a Ladykiller by Sean O'Connor. Simon & Schuster, €21.40. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.
Handsome Brute: The Story of a Ladykiller
In Brendan Behan's classic prison memoir, Borstal Boy, he recalls meeting a fellow inmate who was tall, handsome and apparently upper-class. But when the young IRA man introduced himself, the jovial reply was: "An' it's aisy to say where you're from, Paddy." The Englishman then warned his new friend not to use bad language in his presence: "Look here, cock, as long as I'm here you keep that...
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