“Ah’m No The Type Of Cunt That Goes Looking For Fuckin’ Bother”

Notorious Trainspotting psycho Francis Begbie is making a comeback in a brand new Christmas story by Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh.

The writer from Leith, known for his tales that share warts and all depictions of Edinburgh life, has put together a short novel about the Begbie family experiencing –

“The ultimate nightmare family Christmas”

The Providers follows the Leith hardman character, portrayed by Robert Carlyle in the Trainspotting films, visiting his ill mother in Edinburgh over the festive period after being released from prison.

The new short story is part of a collection of three novellas in a book called The Seal Club by Edinburgh-born Welsh and fellow authors Alan Warner and John King.

Publisher London Books’ website reads –

“In Welsh’s The Providers, a terminally ill woman’s family gather in Edinburgh for her last Christmas, but everyone needs to be on their best behaviour, and that includes her son Frank, recently released from prison and trying to forge a new life as an artist.”

“The ultimate nightmare family Christmas looms, where secrets and lies explode like fireworks.”

The Seal Club is released on Thursday 12th November.