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by duncanpaul17
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 15:14:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW article in The Telegraph
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Re: DW article in The Telegraph

One in particular struck me: I see no reason why his novels would not make a terrific TV series.

Something we have discussed many times at the Conventions and many of us would like to see happen
by duncanpaul17
Fri 4 Nov, 2016 09:08:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8933

Charles,

I would be interested in a London field trip.
by duncanpaul17
Wed 2 Nov, 2016 09:01:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2016 Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 8504

Another great convention and very enjoyable weekend. Thanks to all who were involved in the organisation for this, your hard work is appreciated. It was great to meet Colin, and it would be nice to see his musical become the success it deserves to be. Sorry some of the usual suspects could not atten...
by duncanpaul17
Tue 5 Jan, 2016 14:13:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: harry price, ghost hunter
Replies: 6
Views: 7640

Didn't watch this myself but have read the book by Neville Spring, that it was based on,which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Happy New Year to all

Duncan
by duncanpaul17
Wed 18 Nov, 2015 16:44:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28324

Alan, I agree with you that The Devil Rides Out, Strange Conflict and Gateway To Hell would make a very good trilogy for either TV or films. Unfortunately, I understand that the whereabouts of the ownership of the screen rights for The Devil Rides Out, and possibly To The Devil A Daughter are curren...
by duncanpaul17
Mon 16 Nov, 2015 16:15:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28324

Slightly off topic, I asked Charles at the convention who would give permission if anyone wanted to adapt a DW story or, as for Ian Fleming and now Agatha Christie, wrote a new story using DW's characters. Charles informed me it would be Dominic Wheatley, but the writer or adaptor would have to be e...
by duncanpaul17
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 12:17:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9907

Jim, I have a long standing, not proven and probably incorrect, theory that DW wrote the "The Irish Witch" and "They Used Dark Forces" to try and introduce his Black Magic readers to Roger Brook and Gregory Sallust. If my theory is correct, it seems all the more surprising that he didn't get round t...
by duncanpaul17
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 16:59:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9907

It is interesting to wonder what other genres DW could have written in and also what other periods he could have set his novels in. One outlandish one that springs to mind, especially as the Devil Rides Out had its title changed in the US. is a western. I can imagine DW being very creative with back...
by duncanpaul17
Mon 9 Nov, 2015 09:44:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 9223

I think there will be quite a few well known DW books outside his "Black Magic" ones, but unfortunately possibly not read and known by younger readers. I think, as has been discussed elsewhere, that DW would have remained popular if more of his books had either been filmed or made into TV series. I ...
by duncanpaul17
Wed 4 Nov, 2015 08:33:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke de Reichleau becomes The Duke de Richleau
Replies: 19
Views: 19886

Among the topics some of us discussed at the dinner break at the 2015 convention were numerology and the different spelling of De Richleau's name. I thought I could remember a post somewhere, (it is in this thread from Alan) of a theory that the spelling was changed from De Reichleau to De Richleau ...
by duncanpaul17
Mon 2 Nov, 2015 12:54:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2015 Convention
Replies: 20
Views: 22110

Ken, I like to second Charles's congratulations on another very well organised event and to congratulate all the speakers. We keep wondering what we can do that is different, but all the subjects this time were new. The only regular spot was Steve P's review, and that is always is a different book. ...
by duncanpaul17
Fri 2 Aug, 2013 19:09:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2013 Convention
Replies: 31
Views: 17600

I think Stevie P has some very good ideas in his post. As Steve suggests we could all take the lead in a discussion subject, eg how we came into Wheatley?, why have his books disappeared when others such as Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle are still readily available? I think his idea of a Convention...
by duncanpaul17
Tue 11 Dec, 2012 20:42:50
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2013 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 11924

Dear all Trying to think of something different for the convention, would any of you be interested in having a group reading of one of the crime dossiers to see if we can solve the mystery ? Charles has also reminded me that sometime ago someone also suggested the idea of playing one of DW's games. ...
by duncanpaul17
Tue 18 Sep, 2012 19:43:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How about this for Cardinals Folly?
Replies: 34
Views: 26730

Sorry to raise this one again, but re-reading the posts, ideas were put forward that Cardinal Follys could probably be a composite of various buildings visited by DW. I am currently reading "Drink and Ink" and on page 91 DW accounts his visit to the Royal Vault under the Palace in Spain where he was...
by duncanpaul17
Sun 22 Jul, 2012 09:46:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke de Reichleau becomes The Duke de Richleau
Replies: 19
Views: 19886

Sorry to continue the topic derailing, my theory is that Denis in his writing, or possibly Arrow in their marketing, included 'The Irish Witch' and 'They Used Dark Forces' in the Black Magic stories to get readers interested in the main character and that character's series of books. Although he wro...

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