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by Darren
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 05:58:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Mean Caesar - 2 unpublished short stories
Replies: 5
Views: 4758

The Mean Caesar - 2 unpublished short stories

Hi folks, There are a few references on this wonderful website to The Mean Caesar - 2 unpublished short stories by Dennis Wheatley. I didn't realise until recently that they are now available via the Bloomsbury website by signing up to the Dennis Wheatley newsletter . Follow the below link and you w...
by Darren
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 05:21:20
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 8262

Thank you Cibator. Well we now know the result.

I am now going to get behind the independent Yorkshire campaign - it's called BOYCOTT UK!! :rofl

(non-UK folk will have to know something about cricket to get that joke).
by Darren
Sun 19 Jun, 2016 05:56:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury launching DW series starter compendiums
Replies: 6
Views: 7778

Bloomsbury launching DW series starter compendiums

Hi folks, Bloomsbury are publishing eBook compendiums of DW "series starters". £6.99 in UK, $8.99 across the pond. Black Magic series starter on 28th April 2016: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/the-black-magic-series-starter-9781448216543/ Roger Brook series starter on 7th June 2016: http://bloomsbury.com...
by Darren
Sat 30 Apr, 2016 10:43:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Walpurgis Night
Replies: 3
Views: 4824

Happy Walpurgis Night

Happy Walpurgis Night to everyone

I hope you all have a successful evening. :twisted:
by Darren
Sat 19 Mar, 2016 11:48:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 8197

Most of them were quite knowledgeable and passionate about DW, Steve, so we can expect about 30 more attending this year. :smt040
by Darren
Mon 14 Mar, 2016 16:10:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 8197

Another interesting theme Phil pushed was how well connected DW was with cutting edge defence politics. He used The Ka of Gifford Hillary as an example. The novel is is clearly pro-atomic weapon as the future of UK defence policy and he heavily pushes the pro-arguments in the novel with the need for...
by Darren
Mon 14 Mar, 2016 14:04:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 8197

Hi folks, "The Devil is a Gentleman, A talk on Dennis Wheatley by Phil Baker at the Dracula Society March Meeting." Shane and I met at the Barley Mow on Horseferry Road, London, last Saturday nght at 5.30pm where we caught up on most things gothic and then at 6.30pm went upstairs to the function roo...
by Darren
Thu 3 Mar, 2016 13:26:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blue Murder and my DW visit to the British Library
Replies: 11
Views: 11182

Just an update after reading this thread. For Charles information the serialisation in Farmers Weekly Friday August 17 1934 Vol 1 No.9 is The Forbidden Territory just purchased a copy. This may be the first serialisation of any DW book. I am not aware of any earlier ones. Kevin - is TFT serialised ...
by Darren
Wed 24 Feb, 2016 15:11:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

And another picture....
http://promotingcrime.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... atley.html

And it would seem your talk was successful in gaining new DW readers (scroll down to Michael Reynolds 2016-02-20 18:34:56): http://www.instagram24.com/tag/crimelit
:smt073
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 21:20:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

And a further picture, Charles. But this explains that it is not a bottle of beer but an ancient unopened bottle of clementine gin which I assume at some point was part of DW's cellar.

http://www.annabookbel.net/2016/02/21/c ... -wheatley/
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 21:14:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

And further, Charles, there is a picture of you at the event, with a bottle of beer by your side: http://wwwshotsmagcouk.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... atley.html :smt030
by Darren
Tue 23 Feb, 2016 19:00:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event
Replies: 4
Views: 4697

DW and John Creasey Crime Classics Blogger Event

From Charles in the What's New section: Up in the present, you may be interested to know that Dominic Wheatley and I were guests at a Crime Classics blogger event held at the Groucho Club on Saturday last; part of a series of events designed to re-awaken interest in Dennis Wheatley and other classic...
by Darren
Mon 1 Feb, 2016 07:35:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 74102

FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR is another horror film podcast series that I recently discovered. In episode 6 (December 2015) they had a Dennis Wheatley double bill, discussing both TDRO and TTDAD. The review of TDRO is simply a summary of the film, BUT I did learn one interesting little gem. Gwen Ffrangcon...
by Darren
Sat 5 Dec, 2015 19:18:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 8197

Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016

Hi folks, The illustrious DW biographer, Phil Baker, is giving a lecture on DW to the Dracula Society on 12th March 2016. I used to be a member of the Dracula Society when I lived in London in the early 90s, and they were great social evenings, usually in a private room in a central London pub, with...
by Darren
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 21:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28872

Dartington Hall is definitely on my "to visit" list. It's history/mythology covers the age of Wheatley, a progressive school opening not long before DW started writing and closing due to a series of scandals only a few years after DW's death. There is really atmospheric footage on youtube: https://w...

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