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27th July 2015

“Architectural Salvage” by Will Self

Will Self has just published a short story entitled “Architectural Salvage” in the “Weekend Magazine” – Saturday Guardian. The setting seems familiar!:


LASSCO Brunswick House

LASSCO Brunswick House


“…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.

Will Self "Architectural Salvage"

Will Self “Architectural Salvage”

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.

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Established in London's East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, we connect customers with rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors. Our shops and yards also provide the back drop for unique venue hire and dining experiences.

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