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by gloomysundae
Sun 28 Oct, 2007 12:41:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help! Wheatley Arrow books cut?
Replies: 3
Views: 4197

Jim, you legend! Excellent post. Thank you very much!

"This doesn't prevent him (when did it ever?) from going on for another 70 pages in the hardcover" :rofl
by gloomysundae
Sat 27 Oct, 2007 23:27:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help! Wheatley Arrow books cut?
Replies: 3
Views: 4197

Help! Wheatley Arrow books cut?

"I recently bought RED EAGLE (Arrow, 1976) by Dennis Wheatley. The story of the Russian Revolution. I already had Arrow's 1964 edition of this: when I compared the two books, I noticed that the 1964 version contained 21 chapters, while the 1976 version contained only 17. As far as I can tell, the fi...
by gloomysundae
Fri 26 Oct, 2007 12:23:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phony Membership
Replies: 28
Views: 20673

Nick, I posted that before I'd actually checked to see if it has been cleaned up - and it has. Admittedly, not everyone posts (their perogative) but 66 members is going to be much easier to deal with than 66 plus 400 spammers so well done to Charles & his IT friend. And, yes, from my all too brief d...
by gloomysundae
Fri 26 Oct, 2007 08:37:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Some help required.
Replies: 2
Views: 3504

Hope this helps ....

The Snake: Carstairs amuses Jackson and the narrator with the story behind his rags to riches success, all of it due, he believes, to black magic. In South Africa, heÂ’d worked as book keeper to Isaacson, a despicable loan shark whoÂ’d one day crossed swords with Umtunga, the local witch-doctor over...
by gloomysundae
Fri 26 Oct, 2007 08:23:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phony Membership
Replies: 28
Views: 20673

Spammer Horror

[quote="duncanpaul17"] I know it has previously been suggested that anyone who hasn't made a post is withdrawn from the site, but again there may be some members who like reading comments but do not wish to post themselves. [/quote] That would still be my suggestion, duncan. It won't affect those wh...
by gloomysundae
Fri 26 Oct, 2007 07:59:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who made it back?
Replies: 3
Views: 3538

Tribute to Bob

I made it back and immediatley started moaning about the spam accounts I seem to recall! Relax, I'm going to do it again in a minute. :rofl Charles: has any decision been reached about whether there'll be a London meeting next year? I haven't been posting much but I still keep my eye on this place. ...
by gloomysundae
Fri 17 Aug, 2007 21:12:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phony Membership
Replies: 28
Views: 20673

Hope it helps

I hope Charles (and the IT man) find this link as useful as I did: United Forums Essentially, it's UF members compiling a list of known spam-spreading email providers. I recognised a lot from there who've targeted our board in the past and I'm certain there will be plenty who've hit the library. Its...
by gloomysundae
Sun 5 Aug, 2007 09:00:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley article in Paperback Fanatic
Replies: 1
Views: 2757

Wheatley article in Paperback Fanatic

There's a short but informative article on Dennis Wheatley and his Library Of The Occult series in Justin Cultprint's excellent The Paperback Fanatic ("The British magazine for collectors of pulp fiction). It's part of a large overview of Sphere horror paperbacks in the seventies and if you like bro...
by gloomysundae
Fri 27 Jul, 2007 23:00:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phony Membership
Replies: 28
Views: 20673

Spammer Horror, etc. Have A Purge

The people you might seriously consider deleting are those who've joined since the board went back online, have never posted and use what look like random strings of letters for their names - especially if they list a website. I tried two at random just now: one's for xanox the other .... well, I wo...
by gloomysundae
Fri 13 Jul, 2007 23:05:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What about the forum?
Replies: 32
Views: 19219

:D Thanks for your replies! I'll try to come up with something soon. I think that we should perhaps use the off-subject thread as well. Even when it isn't directly connected to DW it's nice to see what everyone is up to! The off-subject thread sadly doesn't seem to have taken off and it's a shame t...
by gloomysundae
Mon 23 Apr, 2007 13:35:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wordsworth Classics: Return of Dennis Wheatley!
Replies: 5
Views: 33384

Wordsworth Classics: Return of Dennis Wheatley!

Thanks to Rog at the Vault for bringing this news snippet to my attention: The Return of Dennis Wheatley Those of a certain age may well recall reading the Black Magic books of Dennis Wheatley, usually late at night, and noticing how the shadows in the room seemed to be getting gradually closerÂ… Wo...
by gloomysundae
Mon 2 Apr, 2007 22:18:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Famous Wheatley fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Bernard Taylor

Bernard's supernatural thrillers are represented by traditional horror values, where story rather than gore is important, and here childhood literary influences played a great part in his development as a writer. "Dennis Wheatley was an enormous influence on me as a teenager. He wrote some very ent...
by gloomysundae
Wed 28 Mar, 2007 23:44:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: We're Back!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7084

Well done!

Excellent news! Very well done to Charles, Sue and all concerned. It's such a wonderful resource and I was worried we'd not see it again.
by gloomysundae
Sat 6 Jan, 2007 09:53:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Bob Rothwell passed on Boxing Day
Replies: 7
Views: 6154

Rest In Peace, Bob

I'm truly shocked and saddened to hear this. Although I never met him, I had the great pleasure of speaking to Bob a few times on the telephone shortly before Christmas and found him absolutely charming, enthusiastic and very funny. He was also a kind man who was trying to give me a break with some ...
by gloomysundae
Wed 20 Dec, 2006 21:19:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Famous Wheatley fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Yeah, that makes sense Jim. As a young man Churchill wrote a very good horror story/ conte cruel himself, Man Overboard, published in Harmsworth for December 1898.

If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it from:

http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a1090.pdf

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