Will Self is an author and journalist. His books include Umbrella, Shark, The Book of Dave and The Butt. He writes the Madness of Crowds and Real Meals columns for the New Statesman.
Today we are seeing a resurgence of beards the likes of which haven't been seen in British public life since Lord Salisbury's second government.
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