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by Steve Whatley
Wed 16 Jun, 2010 17:37:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Convention 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 20409

Cibator, are there any bits of you we could burn to ensure your presence at the Convention? Thinking about it, couldn't we have some sort of e-link on the day so that those of us in foreign parts who are unable to attend in person could be part of the Convention? Then it would be a truly internation...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 11 Jun, 2010 17:25:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Convention 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 20409

Dear Charles,

30 October is better for Jean and me.[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Tue 8 Jun, 2010 16:46:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: the devil is a gentleman
Replies: 32
Views: 19767

Fortean Times at last managed to review The Devil Is A Gentleman in their June issue, which is in shops now. In a short but effusive piece, FT's reviewer Jay Rath describes Phil Baker as 'some kind of....life-archeologist', and praises the book with phrases such as 'masterful account', 'sensitive an...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 8 Jun, 2010 16:07:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clinton House
Replies: 45
Views: 39484

Yesterday I received notice dated 4 June of an appeal by the would-be developer which wishes to demolish Clinton House and replace it with flats. There will be an informal hearing at 10am on 7 July at Lambeth Town Hall. Have we any wealthy Library members who could donate a few hundred thousand poun...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 29 May, 2010 17:56:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Convention 2010
Replies: 33
Views: 20409

Charles, sorry to take so long to reply. At present 25th September looks good for Jean and me as far as we can tell. So we will keep it free and hope very much that we will be able to attend. It's nearly four months away, but no doubt will descend upon us before we know it! It's certainly not too ea...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 29 May, 2010 17:18:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Brief Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2116

Charles, of course we're all looking - well I am, anyway! The monthly updates are always eagerly awaited. Sorry to hear about the individual who was involved in a car crash, and glad that he's ok. Please convey our thanks to all your computer experts, who do such a splendid job for us. Thanks for ke...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 2 May, 2010 21:50:56
Forum: The Launching of Roger Brook
Topic: The Launching of Roger Brook - Stevie P's review
Replies: 4
Views: 16570

I remember reading my first Roger Brook - The Irish Witch. I'd read most of the black magic novels, and thought this would be a good way to test the water of DW's historical novels. After trying one more (The Rape of Venice I think) and finding that I enjoyed it, I decided that the proper thing to d...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 17 Apr, 2010 11:48:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

Alan, are you trying to catch me out on one of my favourite subjects? Ping and Pong actually feature in 'Jonah & Co'. Yes it would be easier, as any coupe from the right period and capable of seating three people comfortably (and with plenty of luggage space) would do. But I'd have to buy two and gi...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 12:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: other DW type characters
Replies: 8
Views: 10409

Alan - no probs at present; top of the league and just about to clinch the Championship. Are you behind the times? Perhaps it still takes a month for news to reach the colonies???? Just to try to keep vaguely to DW, I know he had little interest in sport, but if he had been a football fan, he might ...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 14 Apr, 2010 12:58:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: other DW type characters
Replies: 8
Views: 10409

I too remember watching When The Bowt Comes In as a child - I even read one of the novels adapted from the series (not as exciting as a DW!). Alan, I think you should know I'm an 'adopted Geordie', at least in so far as I have supported Newcastle United these last thirty years and more - strange I k...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 14 Apr, 2010 12:42:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

Alan and Charles - my problem is that I already have one of the Matchbox models, but without any of the original packaging. I suppose now I'll have to buy another one complete with box and scenery, just for the sake of the magic de Richeleau street sign! Another problem is that several of my favouri...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 11 Apr, 2010 22:09:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

Returning to Alan's model Hispano Suiza - which I think (for what it's worth) is a Matchbox rather than a Corgi (though they might all have merged into one company at some stage - I can't remember) - the spelling on the street sign is DE RICHELIEU, so another variation on the name (see Charles's rec...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 11 Apr, 2010 21:37:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Duke de Reichleau becomes The Duke de Richleau
Replies: 19
Views: 20440

Charles, it's strange that you should raise this, as I was re-reading the earlier posts only the other day, although that was to compare the spelling with that used in connection with the Matchbox Hispano Suiza referred to in the marketing amd merchandise topic. Once again your eye for detail is in ...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 27 Mar, 2010 00:55:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21205

Alan, I agree with Charles - the figurine idea is priceless. I've been silent for several days working on fast food promotions, and have come up with another serving of my usual nonsense. I started with some Double Agent Doublers. The McSallust Sausage Special, which comprises Cumberland sausage wit...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 21 Mar, 2010 14:10:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clinton House
Replies: 45
Views: 39484

Jim, as Charles has already suggested, I'm sure your intercontinental interest must bring some much-needed additional weight to the objections campaign.[font=Courier New] [/font]

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