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by Steve Whatley
Tue 14 Jun, 2011 22:42:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The best of Dennis Wheatley"
Replies: 54
Views: 33657

Yes, it is rather large and unwieldy, isn't it. Another reason (along with my lack of space) to resist buying a copy. It could be dangerous for me, as I do most of my reading in bed. If I fell asleep with that great weight on my chest, I might never wake up! The original Hutchinson omnibus editions ...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 3 Jun, 2011 18:07:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The best of Dennis Wheatley"
Replies: 54
Views: 33657

Hi Jim, yes, it was the Alison Sage version which made me think of edited versions, and that they should be advertised as such on the front cover, as that one was. I actually read that version, which was obviously massively abridged, but it was enough years ago for me to have forgotten whether or no...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 2 Jun, 2011 21:53:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The best of Dennis Wheatley"
Replies: 54
Views: 33657

Charles, that's very interesting. I have mixed feelings about this. My instinct is that the writer's intentions should be respected, and the original text preserved. I can understand that the publishers don't want to upset anybody, but of course neither did DW - he merely used words and phrases whic...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 28 Mar, 2011 18:58:19
Forum: The Second Seal
Topic: The Second Seal
Replies: 13
Views: 30431

You're ok, Steve - I can't imagine you looking even remotely sinister! (Although you could try to prove me wrong at the next Convention. Perhaps we could have a prize for the Conventioner who can look most satanic without any props or make-up!) I suppose today DW would be dubbed 'fatist' for making ...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 18 Mar, 2011 14:56:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

Sad news indeed. I gather Margareta was due to be discharged from hospital on Wednesday, so hopefully she is recovering in the comfort of their home now. Iwan says that as a result of this he's been promoted from Nurse to Sister! Doubtless we will raise a glass or two to Iwan & Margareta when we are...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 28 Feb, 2011 13:36:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

Well spotted Ken! That certainly puts the matter beyond doubt. Who would have thought that the proof would lie in Desperate Measures ? So it seems that this is an example (the first?) of DW disregarding historical fact to suit his story. I had always assumed - perhaps naively - that DW was meticulou...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 3 Feb, 2011 22:59:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

I'm pleased (and relieved) that Charles has now managed to book The Angel, as I successfully booked our room this afternoon. I decided to risk the possibility of noise for the sake of being 'on the spot' in Lymington. And if truth be known, I'll probably need the early call from the market traders i...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 3 Feb, 2011 16:50:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

'Prices may be a trifle higher, but not materially so.' How then? Spiritually? Most appropriate!! Seriously, though, Charles, many thanks - I'm sure we're all looking forward to the fourth Convention already. And thanks to your early booking, we have longer to look forward to this one than in previo...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 29 Jan, 2011 21:39:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

I think the Angel Inn sounds the most attractive both because of its location and in view of the ('theoretical') price. And because of the number of rooms, and our likely turn-out, we might virtually have the place to ourselves. It would certainly be worth waiting just over a week to establish wheth...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 26 Jan, 2011 01:30:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Events for 2011
Replies: 60
Views: 36756

Jean and I don't seem to have anything in our diaries for those dates (or indeed, any other dates!) at present. The July date is well placed; just after Wimbledon, and presumably just before the school holidays begin. What a great response there's been already! I'm looking forward to having two DW e...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 8 Jan, 2011 13:37:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 13540

Hello Everyone. Here we are, a year later - doesn't time fly?

Let's all raise a glass some time today and toast the 114th Anniversary of Dennis Wheatley's birth.

Good health everyone!

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by Steve Whatley
Wed 15 Dec, 2010 13:17:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke's Rolls-Royce and other cars.
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Thanks Ken - interesting stuff.

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by Steve Whatley
Sun 12 Sep, 2010 22:00:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 6
Views: 6282

May I echo Charles's welcome to you, Duffellbag. I first became interested in DW at my local secondhand bookshop, which had an impressive stock of various editions. I can also recall seeing large stocks of the softback Heron edition in a branch of Woolworth - how times have changed! I don't know whi...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 2 Sep, 2010 16:52:18
Forum: The Scarlet Impostor
Topic: The Scarlet Imposter
Replies: 7
Views: 25317

Cibator, I take my hat off to you for your excellent research.[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Wed 1 Sep, 2010 15:15:41
Forum: Gunmen, Gallants And Ghosts
Topic: Gunmen, Gallants and Ghosts
Replies: 10
Views: 30930

Neils Orsen makes 'The Top 25 Occult and Psychic Detectives'

The current (October!!!) issue of Book and Magazine Collector includes an article by Richard Dalby entitled 'A Century Of Occult Detectives', which looks at 25 of the best and most collectable. The term 'Top 25' is used only on the front cover of the magazine, so it's not clear whether the 25 featur...

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