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by Charles
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 16:38:01
Forum: Total War
Topic: Total War
Replies: 7
Views: 19089

And re 'Total War', the answer is 'very little'. 'Stranger than Fiction' only devotes three pages at the beginning of Chapter Ten to Total War, and the two War Papers on which it was based (14 & 20) are not reproduced. Possibly because Total War (or a version of it) had already been published, and p...
by Charles
Sun 13 Nov, 2016 16:07:09
Forum: Total War
Topic: Total War
Replies: 7
Views: 19089

Jim

Thanks for that. I've just ordered a copy on the back of your post. I'll let you know if DW is mentioned.

All best !
by Charles
Mon 5 Sep, 2016 09:46:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 9021

Thanks, Ken !
May we please have a slot to discuss the Fieldtrip at the Convention ?

Best to all !
by Charles
Thu 1 Sep, 2016 06:33:08
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 9021

Thanks,Darren, I'm delighted the idea finds favour with you. Regrettably so far the only interest I have seen is what you can see on this page, so at the moment we're are some way away from having a critical mas for what Franklin and I would most like to do - to end up with a champagne reception (th...
by Charles
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 19:13:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2016 Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 8566

Dear All, Good news - I've just heard back from the hotel, and prices for this year will be the same as for last year. i.e. Friday night B&B £109.00 Standard/superior double £139.00 Deluxe rooms £159.00 Suites Saturday night plus Saturday Convention £179.00 Standard/superior double £199.00 Delu...
by Charles
Sat 9 Jul, 2016 12:06:15
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7990

Put that way, I think you're absolutely right about how DW would have voted !

Best as always !
by Charles
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 08:12:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2016 Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 8566

And just to say I'll contact the hotel shortly to confirm costs etc and be back with the details as soon as I can ...
by Charles
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 08:11:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 9021

A London Field Trip - ?

Ken's latest on the 2016 Convention prompts a post on something that Franklin and I have been discussing on-and-off. We have been wondering if at some stage we should have a London Field Trip. We could see the sites (and in two or three places the actual buildings) where DW lived, visit the road whe...
by Charles
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 07:56:26
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7990

Thanks Ken - your thoughts much appreciated.

I agree with you DW would have been a Brexiteer with reluctance, but I'm sure as with all of us, it would have been a very tough decision.

Be interesting now to see how it all plays out ...
by Charles
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 13:25:19
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7990

To bring this thread back to Wheatley-land, I really wonder which way DW would have voted. He loved Europe, with its wines and individual cultures, and had strong views on how it should be re-organised post World War II - as evidenced by some of his War Papers reprinted in Stranger Than Fiction. He ...
by Charles
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 12:59:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Mean Caesar - 2 unpublished short stories
Replies: 5
Views: 4635

They are very curious stories, and were originally in the Humphreys collection.

This is the only case I am aware of where stories have been given a 'restricted audience'.

Sign up and enjoy ... and then explain the stories to me :-) !

Best as always !
by Charles
Thu 2 Jun, 2016 21:15:58
Forum: Bill For The Use Of A Body
Topic: Bill for the use of a body
Replies: 9
Views: 18004

Thanks, Steve,

I absolutely agree with you.

Although DW was not keen on it, I thought it flowed beautifully ... and the ending without saying too much was a lifetime disappointment to me ! Someone good needs to write the sequels.

All best
by Charles
Tue 24 May, 2016 09:43:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blue Murder and my DW visit to the British Library
Replies: 11
Views: 10939

Research done - sorry it took a while, but I was in South East Asia last month, and it's taken me a while to dig myself back into everything. Farmers Weekly appears to have come out every Friday, and each week they seem to have reprinted two chapters from the book. Nearly everything is as per the pu...
by Charles
Sun 22 May, 2016 19:28:22
Forum: Bill For The Use Of A Body
Topic: Bill for the use of a body
Replies: 9
Views: 18004

Similar question to the one in my last post - how much did you, Steve, or indeed other posters, enjoy it ? I don't believe DW thought too much of it (reasons to follow in an update later this year, dv), but I must confess I rather enjoyed it, and I felt very sorry for Julian being let down in love y...
by Charles
Sun 22 May, 2016 19:21:15
Forum: Mayhem in Greece
Topic: Mayhem in Greece
Replies: 2
Views: 11801

Steve,

Excellent review as always !

It's a long time since I read the book (I guess I was in my teens), so I have forgotten a lot of it.

One thing you don't say though ...

How do you rate it ?

How much did you enjoy it ?

Best as always !

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