Will Self has just published a short story entitled “Architectural Salvage” in the “Weekend Magazine” – Saturday Guardian. The setting seems familiar!:
“…at least the venue was appropriate: Lettice had hired out the long, dusty salon that formed the first-storey salesroom of an upmarket architectural salvage business. It was here young and upwardly-mobile couples came to browse among the mouldings, entablatures, pilasters and ironwork of the past. These hefty features were on display together with dry-point engravings, marble busts, and mahogany whatnots, which the guests now squeezed between, plumping themselves down on over-stuffed ottomans beneath gleaming crystal electroliers. The ambience was, Jane thought, just right: the distressed furniture and fittings perfectly complemented by these [people].”
Read the full story here.
Or listen to it here.
It isn’t the first time that a LASSCO premises has appeared in Self’s work – The Three Pigeons is the setting for another of his short stories – see previous post here.
Will Self is a British author, journalist and political commentator.