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by Bob Rothwell
Sun 7 May, 2006 22:00:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley endorses "The Tarot"
Replies: 3
Views: 4366

gloomysundae, can't find any reference to this book under this publisher anywhere. The earliest publication I can find is 1977 by Orbis Publishing. Any chance of an e-mail with a scan to further assist (and add to my collection of ephemera :lol: )?
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 7 May, 2006 14:09:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 20840

Diamondhairdan - Great, many thanks. I can see these appearing soon on the main site! More, please!

gloomysundae - Evil in a Mask is the obvious title featuring the infamous Hell Fire Club (oops - sorry dh, didn't see your posting until I'll finished mine!)
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 29 Apr, 2006 18:37:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley and Goering
Replies: 12
Views: 9631

Thanks for that Garry. Did you find anything in 'The Door Marked Summer'?
by Bob Rothwell
Fri 28 Apr, 2006 21:18:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 32311

Tim , great answer, very picturesque! Thanks for that (I had forgotten our horse-brasses!). Re collecting, you can't do any better these days than browse eBay . An awful lot of ragged paperbacks appear there every day and can be got for as little as 10p (+p&p), although I would say the average pric...
by Bob Rothwell
Thu 27 Apr, 2006 19:02:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 35
Views: 32311

Welcome Tim! I'm thrilled to see a man of taste at the tender age of 35! However, I do notice your memory has already got a bit fudged :doubt: I nearly got a big surge of adrenalin when I saw your mention of an entire collection of Wheatley Reader's Digests. For some years, I have been wondering if ...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 22 Apr, 2006 23:05:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 12815

Thanks for that, Diamondhairdan. Coincidentally, I've just finished a re-read of FT and thoroughly enjoyed it again. What is more interesting, though, is that I have heard from two Russian correspondents that they have recently read it, enjoyed it and couldn't fault it.
by Bob Rothwell
Wed 19 Apr, 2006 22:20:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Foreign Anthologies (Germany)
Replies: 3
Views: 13264

gloomysundae , many thanks for all this. I've now amended the posting to include your info (complete with your links, of course!). Thanks also for sending me the covers for the Asquith title. I also notice from your excellent site that Fontana did a series of Terror titles, but only got outside the...
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 17 Apr, 2006 21:56:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Foreign Anthologies (Germany)
Replies: 3
Views: 13264

Foreign Anthologies (Germany)

During my wanderings around the ether (and we don't want to dwell on that for too long :-$) and away from these shores, I came across a fascinating (to me, anyway) German collection of Ghost Story Anthologies from around the world. I liked the look and idea of them so much that I would love to find ...
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 16 Apr, 2006 23:27:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8228

Welcome dh and 3 out of 4 titles that have nothing to do with the occult, very impressive! Also notice from this posting that you also appreciate Roger Brook. May I ask — as I have great difficulty picking out a single one of his titles as a favourite — what makes The Man who Killed the King so sp...
by Bob Rothwell
Fri 14 Apr, 2006 15:37:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8228

Strange, isn't it? but I keep saying to myself, I'm going to be different and desperately try to think of a reason why I would choose another series/title: but I have to be honest and admit that whenever I pick up a de Richleau novel, I feel as if I'm really picking up a DW classic. I do have strong...
by Bob Rothwell
Tue 11 Apr, 2006 12:09:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Christine Campbell Thomson: "I Am A Literary Agent"
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Congrats, gs, on the sub-board - a few hours sweat there! And yes, you're right - no mention at all of the Not At Night anthologies in CCT's autobiography. Also noticed that the anthologies span her period with another CB (Curtis Brown) and her own move to being an agent in her own right in 1930.
by Bob Rothwell
Mon 10 Apr, 2006 16:20:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Christine Campbell Thomson: "I Am A Literary Agent"
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

It would appear from the following extracts from 'Drink and Ink' that they kept meeting on the same 'party circuit': p.143 It was about this time (1936) we met Sir Charles Birkin. He was London's most eligible bachelor, rich, good-looking, generous with a caustic wit, and he later wrote gripping sho...
by Bob Rothwell
Sun 9 Apr, 2006 21:58:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Christine Campbell Thomson: "I Am A Literary Agent"
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Only a small inclusion: pp.122-124 [font=Times New Roman] . . . But even for a brilliant successful novelist there can be moments when "literature" is put in its proper place and shown that it matters very little against the real things of life. Denise Robins herself told me that one day she, Berta ...
by Bob Rothwell
Sat 18 Mar, 2006 00:35:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 12815

It may be too late for you, Sir, but what about the rest of us? :smt087
by Bob Rothwell
Fri 17 Mar, 2006 23:26:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 12815

Fascinating beginning and probably not too dissimilar to many others baptism. However I do hope you're going to support DWs warnings about not dabbling with the dark side!

Look forward to further disclosures.........

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