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by Richard Webster
Tue 24 Nov, 2015 08:45:07
Forum: Vendetta In Spain
Topic: Vendetta in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 13604

He does look a little like David Niven, doesn't he? Oddly enough, I'd always assumed that it was the Duke being portrayed with a knife on the cover - the book is called "Vendetta in Spain", it's the Duke who is out for revenge, and so one assumed that he'd be the one wielding the knife. Pl...
by Richard Webster
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 08:37:45
Forum: Vendetta In Spain
Topic: Vendetta in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 13604

What a magnificent, insightful and informative review. A magnificent piece of work, and I think DW would have been delighted to read it. Absolutely; a really good resource for future reference. I had forgotten much of the detail of this book, although I read it for the first time not much more than...
by Richard Webster
Fri 20 Nov, 2015 09:10:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 24179

Unfortunately, I understand that the whereabouts of the ownership of the screen rights for The Devil Rides Out, and possibly To The Devil A Daughter are current unknown. Am I right in thinking that the late Christopher Lee co-owned with Hammer Films the rights to these two books, along with those t...
by Richard Webster
Fri 30 Oct, 2015 09:02:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 14617

Well, I for one look forward to seeing it. Since (obviously) we'll get no more "Modern Musketeer" black magic books, this will be very much a consolation. And I personally feel it's very much on topic for a black magic tale obviously influenced by DW to be discussed here in the library. I...
by Richard Webster
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 17:09:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 14617

Richard, any chance of seeing this work, or are you one of those authors that like to keep it all under wraps until it is finished? Very happy indeed to share it, Alan, but as it's nearly finished (as in, 42 out of 50 chapters done, or c. 140,000 out of c. 180,000 words) I'll keep it under wraps fo...
by Richard Webster
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 14:03:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 72398

SIAPW: The Duke, for obvious reasons, including the fact that he's more likely than any other DW character to know what he's doing, having demonstrated his prowess at manning a pentagram in "The Devil Rides Out". RITHW: Not Marie-Lou, lovely though she is, because she's Richard's wife, and...
by Richard Webster
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 08:19:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 14617

Folks no doubt know about Dr Watson's various allusions, in the Sherlock Holmes stories, to other cases "for which the world is not yet prepared," etc. The DW reference that has always intrigued me is in Dangerous Inheritance , when the Duke learns, quite out of the blue, that he owns pro...
by Richard Webster
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 12:35:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 15596

I've just heard the very sad news that Sir Christopher has passed away. A fine actor, and a true gentleman of the old school. May he rest in peace.
by Richard Webster
Wed 3 Jun, 2015 07:59:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 15596

Likewise, many happy returns to Sir Christopher, a marvellous actor and, by all accounts, an exceptionally nice person as well, and a true gentleman. His filmography is extraordinary, a scarcely credible 207 films since 1948, and still working today. One of the most iconic Draculas ever, an excellen...
by Richard Webster
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 18:48:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It isn't Wheatley, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 8380

Thanks, Ian. I just one-clicked that onto my Kindle, and will enjoy checking it out. I'm writing an occult thriller of my own at the moment, as it happens, just for the fun of it (116,000 words and 36 chapters in, only 14 left to go!), also with a bit of a Crowley theme. In as much as it's set in th...
by Richard Webster
Tue 16 Dec, 2014 08:54:10
Forum: Three Inquisitive People
Topic: Three Inquisitive People - The Beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 21577

The point about DW writing out of economic necessity and using the writing process to live his feasting fantasies is interesting, and thank you for the Evelyn Waugh comparison - I didn't know that. And it is probably one of the rare occasions that those two authors are compared. I don't know if Wau...
by Richard Webster
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 22:15:52
Forum: Three Inquisitive People
Topic: Three Inquisitive People - The Beginning
Replies: 8
Views: 21577

I read this one for the first time a few months ago and I think that, for all its first-novel deficiencies, it's a very interesting book to read if one is an existing Wheatley fan, particularly for those of us who love the de Richleau series. It has many faults, and one can easily see why "The ...
by Richard Webster
Mon 8 Dec, 2014 09:00:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 76
Views: 60562

I have never seen Don’t Look Now, though I am aware of the high praise it receives from anyone who has seen it – excuse me [40 seconds later] – I have just switched screens and ordered the blu-ray via amazon. A wonderfully atmospheric film - a deserted Venice in winter, with a real undercurre...
by Richard Webster
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 17:28:36
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 76
Views: 60562

Great post, and a really interesting list. And I so agree with you about "Night of the Demon" - certainly Wheatley-esque, and with the sort of Stonehenge footage that should have found its way into "The Devil Rides Out", and directed by the great Jacques Tourneur, who also made &...
by Richard Webster
Mon 17 Nov, 2014 08:25:14
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: The Devil Rides Out - The Masterpiece
Replies: 12
Views: 18366

I'll just use this as an excuse to say that The Devil Rides Out is a classic novel. This is a shocking revelation, I know. It has atmosphere, suspense and a grand sense of adventure. The film version is one I would actually like to see remade, but not because the original was bad, rather because so...

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