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by Bob Rothwell
Sat 7 Jan, 2006 18:54:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Saturdays with bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 3330

Gary - keep looking - they do appear from time to time (in fact - check out http://www.abebooks.co.uk/, they have 6 in their listings at present). I find it a fascinating book, part 'teach yourself bricklaying' and part biographical. As you may know, DW was an accomplished amateur bricklayer and bui...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 7 Jan, 2006 18:46:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Were any novels adapted for TV/ radio?
Replies: 3
Views: 4064

In 1964, it was planned to do a TV series from the Roger Brook and de Richlieu stories, and in 1965 Wheatley mentioned that a new series in colour was also being planned around Gregory Sallust. However due to economic reasons, the projects never got completed. Currently I can reveal that there is so...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 7 Jan, 2006 18:33:05
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Short Story Collections
Replies: 3
Views: 4456

I'm glad someone else likes the short stories. I love reading and re-reading them. Like Gary, I also enjoy the Ghost Hunter series and in a quaint way the Pawlett-Browne series. Yes there are a number of short stories still unpublished and maybe one day I'll get permission to add the ones I know of ...
by Bob Rothwell
Thu 22 Dec, 2005 21:45:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 13230

Apologies for the non-event associated with the right-hand bell - now corrected (but you'll need patience!)
by Bob Rothwell
Thu 22 Dec, 2005 21:43:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 13186

A warm welcome to you Matt and thanks for your contribution. Just wondering - can you remember how long ago your first encounter was?

Looking forward to hearing more about your last sentence!
by Bob Rothwell
Thu 15 Dec, 2005 17:08:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 13230

Jim,

Many thanks, (but I'm afraid you might be upsetting the Southern Hemisphere membership!) :roll:

I also forgot to thank you and everyone else for their support for the forum and look forward to an increased participation in the coming year.
by Bob Rothwell
Tue 13 Dec, 2005 18:23:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seasonal Greetings
Replies: 18
Views: 13230

Seasonal Greetings

I'll probably get hauled over the coals by the PC brigade for this, but in true DW style:

[align=center]Image MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ! Image[/align]
(Be sure to check out the bells!)
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 19 Nov, 2005 16:52:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 13186

How did you 'meet' DW?

Most of you who have browsed the web site know my tale of discovering DW as a teenager with a torch under the bedclothes when I used to 'borrow' books from my mother's collection. Also the horror of later finding out the collection (all signed copies) had gone, but that even if they hadn't, my mothe...
by Bob Rothwell
Fri 11 Nov, 2005 00:11:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Some rather immodest boasting I'm afraid...
Replies: 6
Views: 6033

Alan - very many congratulations. As you know I should throw your topic out for your blatent self-indulgancies, but because you've dedicated your book to 'Those Modern Musketeers +', I'll turn a blind eye. ;-) Re other books dedicated to DW, I am aware of the following: William Younger's 'Inconstant...
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 30 Oct, 2005 16:41:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Historical Correctness
Replies: 5
Views: 4798

Well done, Jim - that's the sort of fighting talk I appreciate!

No point doing the Independent - I got a copy and it does not include the erroneous sentence.
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 29 Oct, 2005 22:53:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Historical Correctness
Replies: 5
Views: 4798

Historical Correctness

Phil Baker has drawn to my attention that over the past week The Guardian, Observer and The Times have all carried an obituary to the writer, etc. Ronald Pearsall. In it, they all mention that [Pearsall] ... was also one of the team that wrote Dennis Wheatley thrillers after Wheatley died in 1977. B...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 29 Oct, 2005 22:19:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC FOUR TV: The Lost Decade
Replies: 18
Views: 15421

OK - I'll be first! I had been warned by Phil Baker that he would come over as a bumbling idiot compared to all the other egg-heads round the table, and I got the distinct impression that DW was going to be set up again by the media as the far-right who could only be reviled by today's 'liberalists'...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 29 Oct, 2005 17:06:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 21604

I do feel we seemed not to have attracted the quantity we first hoped for - mind you, life is taken at a much more leisurely pace here. When some of the effects of the brandies have worn off maybe someone else will get creative?
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 29 Oct, 2005 17:02:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC FOUR TV: The Lost Decade
Replies: 18
Views: 15421

Try to ignore the voice-over to The Letter!!
by Bob Rothwell
Wed 26 Oct, 2005 14:56:48
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Interesting items found whilst browsing
Replies: 3
Views: 5712

Interesting items found whilst browsing

Only just noticed, whilst browsing abebooks.co.uk, Richard Thornton Books are advertising 10 books originating from DW's personal library. The following link will take to you a listing of all Wheatley books in his abebooks listings: abebooks search results for 'Wheatley' in 'Richard Thornton Books' ...

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