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by shanedwyer
Wed 16 Sep, 2015 09:08:29
Forum: Faked Passports
Topic: Faked passports
Replies: 15
Views: 25246

Page 399 – GS used an Italian oath which in the imagination of man has never been exceeded for is blasphemy. Any idea’s anybody??? Just had a re-read of this excellent review. My guess is the oath is porco Dio . Very infra dig. But it's in common enough usage for a foreigner like GS to have pic...
by shanedwyer
Thu 16 Jul, 2015 11:58:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW in the Summer edition of The Oldie
Replies: 3
Views: 6044

I love A Dance to the Music of Time. But, until I'd read the article, I'd never appreciated that DW was the model for one of the characters.

Thanks Darren
by shanedwyer
Mon 29 Jun, 2015 15:03:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 71972

Come, come into the circle. We're all here: me, you...the Goat of Mendes!

Jaja, that was very enjoyable. Cheers Darren.
by shanedwyer
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 14:38:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 17832

Just this minute read the news on the web. Bloody sad. Rotten.
by shanedwyer
Tue 2 Jun, 2015 10:24:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 17832

Tall, Dark and Gruesome? What a lovely title- arresting, modest and funny!

Sir Chris' appearance on the BBC's Desert Island Discs can be streamed on their iPlayer; although I'd imagine you'd need a UK IP address to access it.
by shanedwyer
Mon 1 Jun, 2015 14:48:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 17832

He's an interesting bloke is Sir Christopher.

His Lord of Misrule is one of the most engaging autobiographies I've ever read.
by shanedwyer
Fri 22 May, 2015 11:52:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: TDRO: Nike Arrighi and her Borghese Connection
Replies: 2
Views: 5275

That's an interesting link. Some of the stuff in her gallery isn't half bad. The architectural pieces put me in mind of Mervyn Peake's illustrations for Gormenghast.
by shanedwyer
Tue 31 Mar, 2015 12:45:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Heron Edition Illustrations
Replies: 8
Views: 8477

The illustrations for the Heron To the Devil a Daughter are truly awful: Ugly, technically incompetent and daft.
by shanedwyer
Wed 28 Jan, 2015 13:21:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 71972

Casting the Runes is my favourite M R James story. And has been since I first came across it in the Alfred Hitchcock: Stories they wouldn't let me do on TV anthology at the age of 13. It's stood up to umpteen re-readings. Thank you for the links Darren.
by shanedwyer
Thu 25 Dec, 2014 12:57:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Australian Newspaper article by Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 3
Views: 4882

Thank you Charles. And a Merry Christmas to you, yours and all the other DW aficionados it's been my pleasure to have met here or at Elstree.
by shanedwyer
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 15:59:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Australian Newspaper article by Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 3
Views: 4882

It's nice to be able to see the article in its original setting. It gives it a real sense of time and place- I particularly enjoyed the Reg'lar Fellers comic strip.
by shanedwyer
Thu 18 Dec, 2014 15:44:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's Limericks from the Great War
Replies: 12
Views: 10942

It's been a while since I've visited this site and although I'm being more than tardy with my comment, may I say that the unearthing of DW's limericks is a coup of coups. I, perfectly literally, laughed out loud. You've excelled yourself with this one Darren. Bravo!
by shanedwyer
Fri 7 Nov, 2014 12:31:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley in the Radio Times listings
Replies: 3
Views: 5081

Once again Darren, you've done amazing work digging up Wheatley arcana. His appearing on chat and panel shows just how much DW was part of the cultural ether a generation or two ago. I'm not old enough to have ever heard (or, at least, understood) the great man on the radio. But I do remember, quite...
by shanedwyer
Thu 16 Oct, 2014 11:25:53
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 71972

Richard Matheson? Now there was one of the handful of horror writers who could actually do a good job.

I'm looking forward to listening to that Darren, thanks.
by shanedwyer
Mon 13 Oct, 2014 12:10:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW talk at the Hastings and St. Leonards Literary Society
Replies: 2
Views: 4166

Interesting. It prompted me to see if the Hastings and St. Leonards Literary Society is still in existence. And it's not, well at least not by that name- there is however a Hastings Writers' Group. Anyway, Wheatley's remark about America being about the most godless country on earth is noteworthy- e...

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