Will Self

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Sour Grapes by Dan Rhodes review – a vengeful satire on the publishing world
The comic novelist takes aim at the industry’s elitism, but his story of a farcical literary festival is dated – and overly focused on Will Self

Adam Roberts

12, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Motherwell: A Girlhood by Deborah Orr review – fitting legacy of a blazing talent
In a poignant and candid memoir, the Scottish writer, who died last year, offers a reminder of her unique gifts

Sarah Hughes

12, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The critical drubbing for Will Self’s book shows there’s a subtle art to memoir | Hadley Freeman
A common flaw is forgetting you’re supposed to be writing for the reader’s pleasure, not yours

Hadley Freeman

16, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Will by Will Self review – an unsparing memoir of addiction
He crashes his car, he overdoses, he sets himself on fire ... In his usual mannered, knowing style, Self recalls his desperate years on heroin

Sam Leith

08, Nov, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Will by Will Self review – portrait of the author’s younger Self
A self-lacerating drugs memoir of ‘darkly angelic prose’ recalls Self’s heroin addiction in the 1980s

Alex Preston

03, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Deborah Orr obituary
Editor of the Guardian’s Weekend magazine who went on to become a trenchant, witty and much admired columnist

Maggie Brown

21, Oct, 2019 @12:30 PM

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‘The best fun in millimetres’: great books about miniature worlds
From the magic of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to dollhouse-sized dioramas of true crime scenes … Simon Garfield celebrates the small-scale

Simon Garfield

10, Dec, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Will Self: ‘I read as many as 50 books at once’
The author on Harry Potter, the book that changed his mind about pornography and his writer regrets

Will Self

17, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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John Cleese should stop moaning. Comedy has moved on from the Pythons | Fiona Sturges
Monty Python was once the high benchmark of surrealist humour – but that was 45 years ago, says arts writer Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges

01, Aug, 2018 @6:12 PM

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Objects of desire: the design delights of my favourite things
An old typewriter, a wooden chair, a worn cuddly toy… The things we surround ourselves with loom large in our lives. Here, eight people reveal why they love the design of their prized possession

Genevieve Fox, Chris Hall, Joanne O'Connor, Kate Finnigan

15, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Self & I by Matthew De Abaitua review – my Withnail days with Will Self
When a graduate moved into the cottage where Self was living, he was instructed on everything from writing to eating oysters to the consumption of drugs

Chris Power

14, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Will Self should have a paws for thought about dogs’ value | Brief letters
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Letters

11, Apr, 2018 @4:58 PM

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