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by Alan
Wed 28 Oct, 2015 15:53:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 18163

Folks no doubt know about Dr Watson's various allusions, in the Sherlock Holmes stories, to other cases "for which the world is not yet prepared," etc. The DW reference that has always intrigued me is in Dangerous Inheritance , when the Duke learns, quite out of the blue, that he owns property in C...
by Alan
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 11:51:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73900

Well, I suppose I should do mine, and not wimp out! In the pentacle, if I had to go for one it'd have to be the Duke, of course. He would not only give me the best chance of survival, but the conversation while we waited in trepidation for whatever evil thing would be sent against us would be most i...
by Alan
Thu 22 Oct, 2015 11:43:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73900

SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT

OK, this literary game gets played a lot when fans get together to talk about their favourite authors' works. It's called "Marry - sh*g - kill" and the aim is (obviously) to state which canon character you'd like to marry, shag or kill. Some fans make slight adjustments - for example, Hunger Games f...
by Alan
Mon 19 Oct, 2015 12:35:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 18163

For those of you who don't have a copy of Strange Conflict on their shelves to check him out, or who haven't read the book recently, here he is : [the Duke is on the Astral] 'Shortly afterwards a plump, genial-faced Roman Catholic priest came walking down the street and he and de Richleau greeted e...
by Alan
Thu 15 Oct, 2015 12:30:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 18163

Ja ja, thanks for the accolades chaps. But please don't let my brevity or candour hinder the conversation. Have at it with your confessions (c'mon Darren)- this is a cracking thread. Well, thanks for such kind words, Mr Bouquet Holder (And not, as a certain lady called Hyacinth might point out, "Bu...
by Alan
Wed 14 Oct, 2015 12:06:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 18163

I hereby second CharlesAdmin's comment. A post of such succinctness deserves the winner's bouquet!
by Alan
Tue 13 Oct, 2015 17:45:48
Forum: The Sultan’s Daughter
Topic: I fear this may upset some, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 9265

I fear this may upset some, but...

My review of "The Sultan's Daughter" from Goodreads I am a Dennis Wheatly fanatic. I regard the Duke De Richleau and his "Modern Musketeers" as some of the most interesting in all adventure literature, the "Scarlet Imposter", Gregory Sallust as the most kick-ass secret agent that ever appeared betwe...
by Alan
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 16:29:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 18163

Which of DW's characters...

Long term haunters of this forum might have wondered where I've been all this time. Or, more likely, have been relieved by my absence and will now be screaming some variant of "oh no! We thought we'd got rid of him"... cutting a long story short, a computer crash meant I lost all my saved passwords,...
by Alan
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 16:11:54
Forum: They Used Dark Forces
Topic: My review of "They Used Dark Forces"
Replies: 0
Views: 13408

My review of "They Used Dark Forces"

(Agh! I posted my eview, then a look through the site revealed I ahd already posted it years ago - sorry for this blank space!)
by Alan
Tue 20 Mar, 2012 17:04:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chorion announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 9727

Good heavens, it doesn't seem five minutes ago that Charles excited us all with news of the Chorion acquisition! But I see that it's nearly four years! How time flies! Let's hope that the new arrangement will be more fruitful. All Best, Steve[font=Courier New] [/font] Sounds like they're going to r...
by Alan
Sun 11 Mar, 2012 18:17:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW - really as racist as people say?
Replies: 4
Views: 4834

DW - really as racist as people say?

It strikes me I haven't been as active on this forum as I used to be, of late - RL and other hobbies seem to have intervened. So to try and make up for it, I'm going to try to post a topic that might get everyone thinking and writing. So here we go: Modern critics of DW who call him old-fashioned te...
by Alan
Thu 23 Feb, 2012 14:49:40
Forum: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Topic: The Island Where Time Stands Still
Replies: 1
Views: 11004

(quote) Page 285 – DW praises the book,’Honours Easy’ by that brilliant editor of the Manchester guardian, C.E. Montague. This story tells of how a cockroach hid in the ‘Armpit of the Tortoise’

And we all know what use DW made of that story, don't we?
by Alan
Tue 21 Feb, 2012 15:56:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duc at Butlins
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

I sprayed coffee all over my screen when I read that, thank you very much!!!!!!!
by Alan
Mon 24 Oct, 2011 13:03:50
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke de Reichleau becomes The Duke de Richleau
Replies: 19
Views: 20102

Well, I'm sticking to the fact he changed it because he later wanted a particular numerological value for the name in "The Devil Rides Out"...
by Alan
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 13:23:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boxing Day and Bob Rothwell ...
Replies: 26
Views: 27983

Charles, for some reason I missed this post - apologies for my unintentional rudeness in not acknowledging. A belated thanks for your well wishes... and, happily, none of my DW collection (which is stored at the house in the bush) nor any of my other books suffered any damage. Carpets are less impor...

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