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The bluff stuff

Imagine getting an English degree without ever reading a book. That’s the first feat of many that Tom Flannery, the hero of Patrick Evans’ fifth novel, Bluff world, achieves thanks to his self-professed gift: “I was full of shit and I knew it.”

We first meet Tom, however, in the present. He’s 42 and has finally “run out

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