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by Frank Linmarsh
Thu 26 Jun, 2008 10:50:30
Forum: Swaps or Sales
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 5076

Jim - many thanks!
by Frank Linmarsh
Sat 21 Jun, 2008 10:07:24
Forum: Swaps or Sales
Topic: Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 5076

Help!

Hello all - congrats on the convention. Hope everyone had a good time. I just wanted to ask a question. I picked up a really nice copy of Dangerous Inheritance recently. I thought it might be a First, but I see it's published by Hutchinson, contrary to information here. Would this be a second editio...
by Frank Linmarsh
Thu 29 Mar, 2007 12:23:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: We're Back!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6999

Many thanks to Jim,Charles and Sue (and Gloomy) for this news. Top site!
by Frank Linmarsh
Sat 6 Jan, 2007 14:03:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Bob Rothwell passed on Boxing Day
Replies: 7
Views: 6085

I'd like to add my condolences to Bob's family. I never met him in person, but in cyber space via The Vault Of Evil, and here. I can't add anything more than others have already said.
Bob - you're missed already - and I hope you do get to meet DW - wherever the pair of you are.
by Frank Linmarsh
Tue 7 Nov, 2006 13:11:11
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: The Devil Rides Out - The Masterpiece
Replies: 12
Views: 21946

Thanks for a wonderful piece, Stevie. TDRO is my favourite DW novel. I'm only just beginning to discover his non-Black Magic work. TDRO is a fantastic book - it moves at an incredible pace, and is a wonderful portrait of England circa 1934. Thank you for all the pointers to other books and the refer...
by Frank Linmarsh
Thu 2 Nov, 2006 08:19:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC 4 - THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG
Replies: 16
Views: 41121

I'm often over at BritishHorrorFilms.Co.Uk/Board and they haven't had a good word to say about THA either.
by Frank Linmarsh
Wed 1 Nov, 2006 08:24:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC 4 - THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG
Replies: 16
Views: 41121

Chin up Bob! It did mention the novel in the opening credits. I didn't even get through the whole thing - giving it up as a bad job after about 40 minutes. It showed such promise too. There were hints of what might have been (the best bits as you might guess being those that harked back to the novel...
by Frank Linmarsh
Thu 19 Oct, 2006 07:56:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Filming locations: The Devil Rides Out
Replies: 5
Views: 4595

Devil Rides Out - Locations

Will you be doing some conjuring in Black Park Country Park afterwards, Mr R?
by Frank Linmarsh
Thu 12 Oct, 2006 07:17:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC 4 - THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG
Replies: 16
Views: 41121

Saw the ad last night. Looks quite promising (but then I like Hammer's To The Devil - A Daughter as well as DWs)
by Frank Linmarsh
Tue 10 Oct, 2006 20:37:08
Forum: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Topic: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

Blimey! Sir Pellinore Gwaine-Cust's yacht sails into a storm three nights out of Tahiti. The passengers assemble in the lounge - the ladies with light furs over shoulders left bare by evening dresses, the men in DJs. A submerged coral reef is struck and everything goes pear shaped. Gregory is hurled...
by Frank Linmarsh
Tue 10 Oct, 2006 15:09:34
Forum: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Topic: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

Archaic? Gadzooks! It's Dennis I tell you! The old rogue even has the gall to poke fun at various thriller writers including Dame Agatha. It really has been a corker, and I will have to read more Sallust (who obviously gave his first name to that Pendennis bounder). Also have a copy of Strange Confl...
by Frank Linmarsh
Mon 9 Oct, 2006 12:20:54
Forum: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Topic: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Replies: 7
Views: 9369

The Island Where Time Stands Still

Not really a critique or a review but just a comment on how much I'm enjoying this book at present. Gloomy Sundae recently handed me a copy. My only DW books are the Black Magic novels - although I did manage to fight my way through Uncharted Seas not too long ago, but wasn't moved enough to write a...
by Frank Linmarsh
Tue 6 Jun, 2006 07:19:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 19853

Many thanks for your kind words! I haven't read enough of him to write in his style, but, owing to revisiting the Black Magic novels and watching A Letter To Posterity, I just loved his larger than life image and the Gregory Pendennis bit just poured out. Some other colleagues have told me it bears ...
by Frank Linmarsh
Tue 30 May, 2006 12:27:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 19853

I'm currently forging my way through The Haunting Of Toby Jugg at present. The constant Socialist and Taxman bashing is a little distracting but also interesting from an historical perspective. The book was first published circa 1948 i.e. just after the so-called Letter To Posterity and seems to ref...
by Frank Linmarsh
Mon 3 Apr, 2006 12:25:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 7189

I'm also a The Devil Rides Out fan - and have only read the Occult novels - and most of Uncharted Seas. Recently reread TDRO, To The Devil - A Daughter and The Satanist. TDRO wins hands down.

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