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.
In my visual field alone there must have been 5,000 people suffering.
I may be late to the party, but I am tough on ramekin – and on the causes of ramekin.
Memories of place and disaster telescope, but Will Self finds Paris much as it ever is.
Will Self's "Madness of Crowds" column.
From without in the chilly night, the Hovel – which is a maisonette above a shop – looked cosy; I could see lamplight and books ranged on shelves.
As I stared at the image of Blair’s shopworn grin and straining-still-to-be-boyish features, I felt like Winston Smith, staring up from his table in the Chestnut Tree Café at the poster of Big Brother, his eyes brimming with tears of love.
Real Meals by Will Self.
Will Self On Location.
The visitors who have filled the precincts of the Tower of London since August have been deeply moved by the great crowd of ceramic poppies planted in its dry moat – but moved by what, exactly?