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by Steve Whatley
Thu 1 Sep, 2016 23:51:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 5697

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: 9803

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 hea...
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: 9803

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: 3303

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: 6270

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: 5173

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: 5618

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: 5173

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...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 26 Dec, 2015 17:09:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boxing Day and Bob Rothwell ...
Replies: 26
Views: 22389

Boxing Day again, and time to remember the founder of this website, the late Bob Rothwell. Where would we be today if Bob hadn't started this website all those years ago, and if Charles hadn't taken over the reins so ably when Bob passed away? I shall raise a glass to them both this evening! Best Wi...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 22:53:28
Forum: Vendetta In Spain
Topic: Vendetta in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 12152

And surely David Niven wouldn't attack anybody with a knife?
by Steve Whatley
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 23:13:05
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 21227

Well, I'd like to see The Search For Roger Brook, because I'm not entirely convinced that he'd allow a drop of water to get the better of him, much less do for his beloved Georgina. Other favourites would be Atlantis Revisited, and Return To The Fabulous Valley. And with tongue firmly in cheek, perh...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 20:20:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 21227

Well, without even knowing which of DW's characters you would choose, Alan, I for one would subscribe to your book. It would be absolutely splendid to read some further adventures of old familiar favourites. Maybe if you get enough orders before the book is even written, permission might be forthcom...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 21:17:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 21227

Yes, well it seems a shame that you managed to find something good to say about it. I'd intended to suggest that we might award this adaptation some sort of official denunciation on behalf of the website, in order to recognise the enormity of the travesty. Remembering DW's reaction to the film of TT...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 17:15:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Iwan Morelius
Replies: 24
Views: 19463

Time once more to raise a glass to the memory of Iwan Morelius, on the 84th anniversary of his birth.

Cheers Iwan!

Steve W.


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by Steve Whatley
Mon 9 Nov, 2015 19:17:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 6913

I don't think many people under the age of forty have even heard of DW, never mind his book titles. The black magic titles are the best-known, and probably the only titles generally known by non-fanatics. Dealers at book fairs often have the crime dossiers on offer, probably only for their novelty v...

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