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by Darren
Sat 4 Aug, 2018 14:23:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: The 2018 Convention

This 19th century inn is nearby and looks pleasant - with loads of ale. https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/hert ... _campaign=
by Darren
Sat 4 Aug, 2018 12:33:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: The 2018 Convention

Hi Folks, There was some discussion last year about changing the Friday night format to have an evening in a traditional pub that serves meals and, in particular, real ales. If some are staying elsewhere but nearby this year then this might be a reasonable option. Last year Shane suggested the Cat a...
by Darren
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 20:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Message for Eric Mocata
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Message for Eric Mocata

Hi Mocata (the occasional library contributor - not the DW character), The podcast series "Professor Cushing's Crypt of the Macabre" has broadcast it's final episode. You were the most consistent contributor and the hosts were keen to get you on the final episode but the email address they...
by Darren
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 15:53:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 72

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

The front cover of The Old Man Said typescript has " Fully corrected Copy " hand written at the top (I originally misread it as collected ). The typed note has "Folio II, Pages 312-591", so I obviously conclude that pages 312-591 is contained in that file. Now that we know it exi...
by Darren
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 15:00:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 72

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

Dennis Wheatley's memoirs have always raised mixed emotions for me. He spends 3 volumes and a further 228 pages of a fourth volume on the first 47 years of his life - and it makes riveting reading - but only 37 pages for the last 33 years!!! 1944-1977 is the time when he wrote most of my favourite b...
by Darren
Thu 10 May, 2018 07:03:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Bronze Star
Replies: 1
Views: 145

DW Bronze Star

Another fascinating update, Charles. And what a find - the letter to DW inviting him for the Bronze Star award. I notice that the letter is from John B Ackerman who went on to become the Vice Director of the NSA (National Security Agency) in the 1950s. This was at a time when the NSA was a very secr...
by Darren
Wed 9 May, 2018 18:58:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Do you recognize this handsome chap?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Do you recognize this handsome chap?

I was checking some music websites recently and came across someone familiar in "our" DW world.

Any ideas?

http://www.kivetonfolk.com/page7.html
by Darren
Mon 8 Jan, 2018 18:51:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Birthday Greetings

Bravo Cibator. Thank You.

I am at the pub later, I will drink to our great hero.

:smt030
by Darren
Thu 2 Nov, 2017 18:29:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil.. A Daughter - restored and released on Blu Ray
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

Re:

PS. I note that if you all agree with my 'best post' nomination, shanedwyer will have won it twice in the last three years. His wonderful winning post for 2015 can be found at http://library.denniswheatley.info/viewtopic.php?t=422 if you want to refresh your memory. Keep them coming, please SD . Pe...
by Darren
Fri 13 Oct, 2017 10:49:08
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction
Replies: 5
Views: 620

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

It would be exciting to see the CL copy of the Devil And All His Works at the convention. It would also be great to see CL's copy of TDRO - that would make a great selfie along with the TRDO Blu-ray in the other hand. But at £30000 that is unlikely. And, as my introduction to DW was through his Blac...
by Darren
Sun 8 Oct, 2017 19:15:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2017 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 5241

Sorry Ken. I forgot about this. I think it is a great idea and then it left my mind. Am I too late?
by Darren
Sun 8 Oct, 2017 18:48:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 11
Views: 11458

Well I think it’s refreshing to hear a Yorkshireman reading Dennis Wheatley. The term “Dukeâ€￾ is often used up ‘ere as a term of endearment - albeit with an added “câ€￾ and a missing “eâ€￾.

More please, Mercer. :smt101
by Darren
Sun 8 Oct, 2017 13:13:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil.. A Daughter - restored and released on Blu Ray
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

shanedwyer wrote:Morning D. I'm still in bed, hungover.


Phew!! That’s another relief. I always worry now that the convention weekend will fall during one of your dry seasons.
by Darren
Sun 8 Oct, 2017 09:18:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil.. A Daughter - restored and released on Blu Ray
Replies: 19
Views: 1668

Phew!! That's a relief. I tried on my old leotard last night - it was a bit tight and wasn't a pretty sight. :oops:

I'll unpack it from my convention case.

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