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by shanedwyer
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 10:25:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A London Field Trip - ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8794

That does sound like a fun day (or days) out. I'd probably come along.
by shanedwyer
Sun 3 Jul, 2016 10:08:44
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7702

I love Europe too. I'd rather read Zola than Dickens and I'd be much happier grazing tapas and drinking Rioja in the Iberian peninsular than eating a scotch egg on the Edgware Road. However, coming to a decision about the referendum didn't present me with much of a dilemma: I voted 'Out', am happy I...
by shanedwyer
Mon 27 Jun, 2016 12:02:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 72109

Thanks for the link Darren. An interesting broadcast- the inevitable bien pensant scoffing at DW notwithstanding.
by shanedwyer
Sun 26 Jun, 2016 09:57:29
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 12
Views: 7702

This 'voice [of the people] was rarely raised; but when it was, rulers had good cause to tremble, and almost invariably, the result was a cessation of repression or a change of government; as the ‘voice’ was usually pregnant with both justice and commonsense.

DW
by shanedwyer
Mon 2 May, 2016 14:06:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Walpurgis Night
Replies: 3
Views: 4622

But (if drinking Guinness is a gauge of accomplishment) my Walpurgis Night was very successful indeed, thanks Darren.
by shanedwyer
Mon 2 May, 2016 14:01:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Walpurgis Night
Replies: 3
Views: 4622

Ironic that it's so named in honour of a robustly Christian nun.
by shanedwyer
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 13:17:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 7922

Yes, it was a very pleasant evening indeed. It certainly made a change from Netflix.

And, for those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure, I can't recommend Là-bas enough.
by shanedwyer
Sat 26 Dec, 2015 17:39:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boxing Day and Bob Rothwell ...
Replies: 26
Views: 27086

Amen to that Steve.

And let me add all my best wishes to the DW community as well.
by shanedwyer
Mon 14 Dec, 2015 12:57:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 7922

Those events do look like a lot of fun. And, naturally enough, a talk on DW by PB sounds doubly appealing. I may well stump up the membership fees just to attend that.

I love the novel Dracula too. It's one of the few horror novels I've read that I didn't find crass and boring.
by shanedwyer
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 12:04:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 13
Views: 13326

I've listened to Christopher Lee's TDRO. I thought it magical. It was (almost) like coming across the book for the first time.
by shanedwyer
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 16:07:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9789

I can't remember ever having read The Shining- Jack Nicholson hamming it up in the film must have put me off. But I did enjoy The Ghosts of Sleath...unlike Herbert's enervating Crickley Hall.
by shanedwyer
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:56:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9789

The accomplished DW might have met his match with a straight out, novel-length ghost story. Very, very few writers seem to have pulled it off with any success. Peter Straub, Shirley Jackson and Phil Rickman have done it, but I can't think of many more. And even with Straub's Ghost Story , the origin...
by shanedwyer
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 12:48:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 9117

One was called Box Deluxe and I guess it got worked around into "dog's bollocks" from there. Of course, he very likely could have been making it up. I think the other part of that story was "Bog Standard" which came from the Standard Box. As dogs prize, nurture and cosset their bollocks, I'd say th...
by shanedwyer
Tue 10 Nov, 2015 18:02:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 9117

The more likely stereotypical British thing would be a reference to tea, rather than to coffee Eric. (Mind you, UK consumption of the former seems to have declined precipitously over the past few years.)
by shanedwyer
Sun 8 Nov, 2015 18:31:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 9117

I always rather enjoyed DW's didactic side. And the 'info dumps' certainly saved a few trips to the library back in the pre-Internet era.

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