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by Bob Rothwell
Thu 18 May, 2006 18:44:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Lymington and associations
Replies: 2
Views: 5186

Lymington and associations

Still recovering from the weekend and the 'wow' factor of being in and seeing the places where DW had strong connections. As promised - a few piccies with connections! Extracts from The Launching of Roger Brook : p.25 The town was opposite the western end of the Isle of Wight but lay about four mile...
by Bob Rothwell
Wed 17 May, 2006 23:08:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 19644

At last if they made a film of The Man Who Killed the King, or Desperate Measures, it would stand up in terms of accuracy as well as being a great film... A film that was as accurate as the book?? Now there would be an interesting idea. However, all things are possible - I heard recently that the f...
by Bob Rothwell
Tue 9 May, 2006 21:18:21
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 29372

And, as promised, the complete selection:

Justerini extracts
by Bob Rothwell
Tue 9 May, 2006 18:26:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 19644

gloomysundae wrote: I doubt political correctness has much to do with it. When was the last time you thought: "I can't, under any circumstances, read that - it's not P.C.!"
I hope you're right, but I do wonder if the younger generation have been brainwashed?
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 23:47:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 29372

I think I'll start a new section called Gourmet's Corner ; in the meantime, no Planter's Punch, but a couple more to keep you going: [align=center]SACK POSSET[/align] Beat up the yolks and whites of fifteen eggs, and strain them; then put three-quarters of a pound of white sugar into a pint of Canar...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 21:31:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 29372

maybe something wheatleyish like a section of mixing drinks like Planters Punch :D Great idea. Get hold of a copy of his history of Justerini & Brooks: he includes some mixes there! I'll try and dig some out and post a selection. Someone else also promised me scans of a DW contribution to a 60s coo...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 21:27:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 19644

Ignorance, illiteracy, lack of imagination, lowering of standards, PC-ness, sexism, racism, anti-Britishness............. Read DW's Letter to Posterity and work out what DW would think! Seriously (well, maybe I was a bit!) the days of the Boys' Own adventure stories seem to have past. TV and the med...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 21:07:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 29372

Lark , Kelley Armstrong? Not a name I know anything about, but I'm sure gloomysundae and Frank Linmarsh will be able to add something to this? Thanks for the compliments, can take those anytime :D. If you have any suggestions for the site, please let me know. I'll probably take no notice, but you n...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 20:58:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 18686

Thats sounds like an interesting trip - I must admit Ive been down there a few times though its never occured to me to look up DW's old haunt (though from what i remember it was knocked down after his death?) ........... Enjoy the trip, and it would be great to see a pic of that wall if its still s...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 17:07:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pulpmania, Michel Parry and the DW Library Of The Occult
Replies: 3
Views: 4227

Incidentally, for those interested in the Library of the Occult series and perhaps missed the link on the main site, have a read of Stan Nicholl's article about when he assisted DW with the project.
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 17:01:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 18686

Diamondhairdan , this is brilliant stuff. I'd forgotten how much I'd forgotten :-s . I really must get back into re-reading the saga. Coincidentally, I've also just had my appetite whetted by delving back into The Launching... to get as much description of Lymington and Grove Place as possible in r...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 16:49:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley endorses "The Tarot"
Replies: 3
Views: 4054

Thanks gloomysundae. Interestingly, there are a number of editions to be found on the web, but none of them mention an intro by DW; so unless there was one and it only appeared in this mysterious 'New Era' edition......
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 8 May, 2006 16:30:57
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 29372

Lark - A very warm welcome to you and I look forward to more of the same! And yes, you're probably in the minority age-wise, but certainly not, thank goodness, unique! Re The Devil and all His Works , there's nearly always a copy or two going for reasonable amounts on eBay.co.uk. Give it a try. Mor...
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 7 May, 2006 22:02:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 18686

gloomysundae : Thanks, both of you.
It'll cost you a review!!
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 7 May, 2006 22:01:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pulpmania, Michel Parry and the DW Library Of The Occult
Replies: 3
Views: 4227

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