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by Steve Whatley
Sun 28 Jul, 2019 22:12:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Upgrade Of Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Upgrade Of Site?

Forgive me if I've said this before, but if a website is working well, and to the satisfaction of its users, why 'upgrade' it just for the sake of it? It is due to the modern philosophy that nothing must remain the same for too long, as it will be deemed to be 'old-fashioned' and 'non-progressive.' ...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 17 Mar, 2019 20:23:59
Forum: March 2008
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: New Member Introduction

Hi Steve, I too have read all the series in order. I'd started off reading the black magic novels, then gradually progressed to the others. I never thought I'd be interested in Roger Brook, but after reading The Irish Witch, I tried another title - The Rape Of Venice, I think - then decided to read ...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 10 Mar, 2019 17:50:19
Forum: March 2008
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome to the Library Steve, Sounds like we started reading DW at around the same time. I hope you might be interested in joining us for a Convention or a Field Trip at some stage. If you've read the complete works in the last two years you must now be an expert. And what a mammoth feat of enduranc...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 8 Jan, 2019 00:56:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: Birthday Greetings

Well, here we are again - Dennis Wheatley's Birthday! Let's raise glasses - whenever possible - all day long to our favourite author. A Good Health unto All in the name of Dennis Wheatley! Looking forward to raising a glass with you all in person before too long, Steve
by Steve Whatley
Sat 12 May, 2018 22:02:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Do you recognize this handsome chap?
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Do you recognize this handsome chap?

No, this is Brian Blessed!

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But who's the strange fellow with him?
by Steve Whatley
Mon 26 Mar, 2018 19:43:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Churchill - Darkest Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: Churchill - Darkest Hour

Jean and I saw this film a few weeks ago, and both enjoyed it immensely. We both thought Gary Oldman splendid in the role. I couldn't remember seeing him in anything before, and when you see the actor in his natural state (I mean without make-up, NOT without clothes!) he looks nothing like Churchill...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 11 Mar, 2018 23:25:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anthony Lejeune
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

Re: Anthony Lejeune

It should not be forgotten that in addition to preparing Drink And Ink, Anthony Lejeune also edited DW's final book, The Deception Planners: My Secret War.

He was also kind enough to send words of greeting and good wishes for our second DW Convention, and for another a few years later.
by Steve Whatley
Thu 1 Sep, 2016 23:51:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8943

Sorry, should have said before; Jean and I would be interested.

Would we then be (nearly) into double figures?

How many would constitute a critical mass?

Steve
by Steve Whatley
Thu 16 Jun, 2016 15:35:24
Forum: Bill For The Use Of A Body
Topic: Bill for the use of a body
Replies: 9
Views: 17749

Hi Cibator, Interesting that you should use the term 'pot-boiler'. Perhaps you saw offered for sale last year, a copy of BFTUOAB which DW had inscribed for his proof-reader Derek Bradley? DW described the book as "The 'Pot-boiler' to keep the Tax hounds at bay", so your theory that his heart wasn't ...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 18 May, 2016 20:25:17
Forum: Bill For The Use Of A Body
Topic: Bill for the use of a body
Replies: 9
Views: 17749

Stevie, re point 2): last time I read BFTUOAB, I sought out a copy of Star Raker on DW's recommendation. I found it an engaging novel (about the development of a new aircraft), and whilst it retained my interest to the end, I thought it hardly deserved the high praise which DW gave it. If you should...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 19:09:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Walpurgis Night
Replies: 3
Views: 4686

First time anybody's wished me that!

I sometimes think of it as 'Walpurgisnacht' - somehow it seems more sinister in German!

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by Steve Whatley
Wed 16 Mar, 2016 23:13:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 8013

Sounds like an interesting evening; glad you had Shane there to keep you company.

Did you meet any other DW fanatics (potential new recruits)?
by Steve Whatley
Tue 1 Mar, 2016 00:26:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: harry price, ghost hunter
Replies: 6
Views: 7640

Further to this, Ken, Duncan, Alan and others may be interested to know that the current (March 2016) issue of Fortean Times includes a three-page feature on the historical accuracy (or otherwise) of the Harry Price TV drama.

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by Steve Whatley
Fri 8 Jan, 2016 17:10:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Day
Replies: 5
Views: 7349

Ah, now the 8th of January also fell on a Friday in 1897.

DW was born just before 8pm.

I hope that will be a convenient time for many to raise a glass of something to toast his Birthday!

Happy DW Day one and all!

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by Steve Whatley
Sun 3 Jan, 2016 23:16:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: harry price, ghost hunter
Replies: 6
Views: 7640

Spotted it in the schedule, but missed most of it, so can't really pass judgement. Although I would say that it seemed an original idea for a drama. I wonder how many people these days have heard of Harry Price? Not many, probably. Did any particular aspect of it impress you Ken? Happy New Year to a...

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