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Jackie Leven: Live at Borders Bookshop, London

Gavin Martin, Uncut, December 2001

THE BIG denim-clad man sat in front of a generous generation-spanning audience looks at home surrounded by shelves full of books. This is to be expected – during his three decades on the troubadour trail, Jackie Leven has drawn deep inspiration from the written word – from German literature to detective fiction.

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