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by Wayne
Sat 1 Apr, 2006 02:43:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 7300

Wheatley's best book/short story/series

OK. it's been a while since I contributed to the library, so I thought a variation on my previous topic might be in order. Instead of Wheatley's worst book, how about members giving their opion on his best book,short story, and/or series? Some might nominate one of the dark magic books or one of the...
by Wayne
Wed 28 Dec, 2005 09:09:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 11772

seasonal greetings

After a very busy (but joyful) Christmas, I send season's greetings to one and all. May you all enjoy a most successful and happy New Year!
A special thanks to you Bob for your fantastic web site. Finding it has made my year. :D
by Wayne
Sat 26 Nov, 2005 09:53:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's worst book
Replies: 11
Views: 9814

worst book

Alan: Linda Lee wasn't his last book. There were the last two Roger Brook's and The Deception Planners after it. I think his autobiographies followed them as well. But I do agree with you about his decision not to try that genre again.
by Wayne
Wed 23 Nov, 2005 09:12:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's worst book
Replies: 11
Views: 9814

worst book

Thanks for your reply Alan. I must agree that Linda Lee was very close to the top of my list too. It was another example of Wheatley trying another genre and getting it woefully wrong. At least he had the sense not to do it twice. It would be interesting to see the sales figures on these turkeys.
by Wayne
Mon 21 Nov, 2005 04:12:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's worst book
Replies: 11
Views: 9814

Wheatley's worst book

Just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, does anyone have an opinion on what may be Wheatley's worst book? To start the ball rolling, I'll nominate The Star of Ill Omen. Why he ever thought he could write a science fiction novel is beyond me. As a thriller writer, author of historical fiction or b...
by Wayne
Mon 21 Nov, 2005 04:06:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: General Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 16951

favourite characters

My favourite would have to be Roger Brook. But then I have always been interested in Napoleon and that time in history. Yes, the Duc and his followers come a close second. I imagine it's because the first world war seemed to end the idealism of the glory of war. He and his followers represented the ...
by Wayne
Sun 20 Nov, 2005 02:18:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 11918

meeting DW

It's hard to beat Chris' story but I thought others might like to know mine. I had never heard of Wheatley until I met my future wife back in 1970. I supppose it was all her fault as she introduced me to his black magic stories to begin with. I really got into the Roger Brook stories as I took a cou...
by Wayne
Wed 16 Nov, 2005 03:18:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Ephemera
Replies: 8
Views: 5602

Ephemera

Thanks for this topic Bob. After reading Jim's reply, I thought the bookmark looked very familiar. So I went to my collection and pulled out my copy of Desperate Measures which I hadn't looked at for over 30 years. Sure enough, inside the book was an identical bookmark to Jim's! So now I can say tha...
by Wayne
Sun 23 Oct, 2005 03:33:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC FOUR TV: The Lost Decade
Replies: 18
Views: 14090

Lost Decade

Does anyone know if the LOst Decade or the ITV programme will be coming to Australian television? It seems only fair as we've sent England Neighbours. :lol:

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