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by Charles
Sun 19 Aug, 2018 22:48:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: The 2018 Convention

Thanks, Jim,

Any chance you might be able to join us ?

I can't overstate how much we all enjoyed your company last time ...
by Charles
Fri 3 Aug, 2018 21:16:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: The 2018 Convention

Dear All, Rather later in the year than usual because of a change in management at The Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel in Elstree, I now have firm prices for the Convention and am accepting bookings. This year's booking arrangements are going to be rather different to previous years because - in confid...
by Charles
Sat 28 Jul, 2018 20:40:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!

And then Charles makes a casual reference during one of his regular updates You know me, how else would I annnounce it ? :D Yes, it was as exciting for me as you can imagine, and you can rest assured that it was both volumes of 'The Old Man Said' that were in the boxfiles, as well as the annotated ...
by Charles
Sun 20 May, 2018 16:52:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Bronze Star
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: DW Bronze Star

Thanks Darren, Always good to know people read and appreciate the updates. I know you love the Museum as much as I do and I was really pleased to find that letter. Not that I didn’t believe DW had been awarded the Bronze Star but more that it proved it. I too wonder where the Bronze Star is. It may ...
by Charles
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 09:26:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

If any of you are feeling rich, you can now buy Christopher Lee’s copy of ‘The Devil Rides Out’ for 1/3 off - Henry Southerans have recently, according to the internet, reduced the price down to £20,000.

If any of you buy it, do please show it to me !

Best as always !
by Charles
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 22:40:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Churchill - Darkest Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Churchill - Darkest Hour

I forgot to mention that - far later than I should have - I took my family to see the above last weekend. What a performance by Gary Oldman, and what a riveting telling of the story. It was wonderful to think that as the action began Joan Wheatley was at the same time telling Capt. Hubert Stringer t...
by Charles
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 00:01:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anthony Lejeune
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Anthony Lejeune

Thanks to Steve Whatley for pointing out to me that one of Dennis Wheatley's close friends, the journalist and author Anthony Lejeune, died on 3rd March, aged 89. His obituary was published in The Daily Telegraph on 8th March. For many years Lejeune wrote an excellent column in the Sunday Telegraph ...
by Charles
Mon 5 Mar, 2018 20:27:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Dear All, With many thanks to my very capable and hard working co-organisers, the lunch at Rules in one of their private dining rooms (Rule is where DW used to get the 'bigwigs' drunk in WWII), the visit to Churchill's War Rooms and the evening champagne reception in a Library off Carlton House Terr...
by Charles
Fri 2 Mar, 2018 09:38:07
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Books not (?) from DW's Library
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Books not (?) from DW's Library

Dear All, As dedicated collectors we all see from time to time books apparently signed by DW where the signature looks decidedly 'dodgy' ... but fortunately we don't see too many of these because (a) DW is still quite a niche market, and (b) prices still tend to be, at least for most items, relative...
by Charles
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 20:30:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: I'm new

Dear Jimmy,

You are indeed not a bot, and a very warm welcome to the forum !

Kind regards !
by Charles
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 21:24:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Dear All, As some of you will have learned by email, we have tentatively set a date for the Field Trip - Saturday 5th May. We are intending to include at a minimum a visit to Simon Aron's house in 'The Devil Rides Out' and a trip to the Cabinet War Rooms (where DW served in WW2), and we are hoping t...
by Charles
Tue 9 Jan, 2018 03:25:36
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Birthday Greetings

Reading it in a taxi in Bangkok on the way to the airport en route back to London, I thought the Telegraph article was quite good !
At least they gave DW quite a lot of space, and got almost all of their facts right !
Happy Birthday Dennis !
by Charles
Sat 2 Dec, 2017 09:17:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2017 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 5766

Re: The 2017 Convention

Hi Brightspice,

Any chance you can take a photo of the bottle and send it to me ?

I'd love a photo for the Convention Report !

'A permanent reminder' ... does that mean you won't ever drink it ? :D

Best wishes to all !
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:21:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Best post of the year award - results
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Best post of the year award - results

This year we instituted a prize for the best post of the year. Hopefully it isn't premature (if it is, I'll lose a second bottle of wine !), but at the Convention we awarded it to shanedwyer for his 'I may be a delicate-looking man ...' post. Second time he's won in a row. Not bad, S; not bad at all...
by Charles
Mon 13 Nov, 2017 21:14:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 London Field Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: The 2018 London Field Trip

Incidentally I see this is my 500th post. I think I'll celebrate :-)

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