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by Steve Whatley
Sun 21 Mar, 2010 14:04:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Sleuths needed! An unusual copy of 'Contraband'...
Replies: 3
Views: 3031

Dear Charles,

The 'expected' verdict then, so a tribute to your (and Bob's) judgement based on the description given to you.

I agree it's a nice thought that someone took such trouble to preserve this item.

Another DW mystery solved.

Best Wishes, Steve[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Fri 19 Mar, 2010 15:43:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21233

Well remembered Alan. And wasn't somebody water-ski-ing (admittedly not competitively) at the beginning of 'They Found Atlantis'? And weren't Grauber and the Eunuch both 'so surprisingly light on their feet' for such big men that they were probably squash racquets champions or something?[font=Courie...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 18 Mar, 2010 12:45:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21233

Alan, I think you're right about DW hating sport - didn't he say as much in one of his memoirs? I have in my collection a receipt for DW's annual subscription to a tennis club (which hopefully will find its way into Charles's virtual Museum at some stage), but on discussing this after the recent tal...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 18 Mar, 2010 01:18:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21233

Ken, I'm with you all the way on the chess characters. The bishop, knight and rook characters fit perfectly, and I can see the logic behind your queen and king, though I've never warmed to Marie Lou, possibly because DW over-emphasised her petiteness (is that a word?). So would there be eight Maxes ...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 12:36:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21233

Further to my previous post, the card game referred to can also be seen on the Peter Cheyney website (along with some other very interesting crime-related card games and boardgames). The game also features non-Cheyney characters (eg Hercule Poirot); I remember now that was the reason I bought one - ...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 17 Mar, 2010 10:57:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: marketing and merchandising
Replies: 28
Views: 21233

Hi Ken, trust all is well North of the border. Funny you should raise this subject. A few years ago I came across a pack of playing cards for Peter Cheyney's Crime Club card game. (There's one up for grabs on e-bay at the moment, if you want to see what they look like.) They feature detectives and c...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 15 Mar, 2010 21:10:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clinton House
Replies: 45
Views: 39534

I have today received a letter dated 12 March from the Planning department of the London Borough of Lambeth advising that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the Council's decision to refuse planning permission.

So the saga continues....[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sat 13 Mar, 2010 13:55:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A talk by Phil Baker
Replies: 6
Views: 4211

Thanks Stevie for you correction - that was one of the things I didn't bother to check. Jean thinks we may have explored this road by car one evening a couple of years ago, but I can't remember it very well. Guess we'll have to go back and have another look - maybe in daylight and with a camera. And...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 10 Mar, 2010 22:54:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A talk by Phil Baker
Replies: 6
Views: 4211

Oh, go on then... Black Magic In The Bookshop Basement On the evening of Thursday 4th March 2010 a motley crew of enthusiasts gathered at Treadwells Bookshop in London’s Covent Garden to hear biographer Phil Baker’s talk on ‘The Occult Life of Dennis Wheatley; Master of Occult Fiction.’ Amon...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 7 Jan, 2010 21:08:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's influence on Ian Fleming
Replies: 17
Views: 21123

Hello Jeremy, A very scholarly piece, if I may say so, and well worth the wait. No wonder it took you five years - there were so many novels to read and obviously much research to do. It certainly makes fascinating reading and gives plenty of food for thought. I agree with Charles that your points a...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 7 Jan, 2010 13:23:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: possible DW reference in "The Goodies"
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

I can't remember seeing that particular episode of The Goodies, but I wouldn't say that Tim and Graeme with electric torches was a direct reference to the Duke in a Hispano Suiza. The use of bright lights would seem an obvious way to combat the Powers of Darkness, and the actual means of producing s...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 29 Dec, 2009 20:27:16
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley and Goering
Replies: 12
Views: 9162

Dear Charles,

Iwan mentioned this at the last Convention, and I must say I thought it an intriguing idea - so I'll certainly be very interested to read a translation of the script.

I'm looking forward to it already... [font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sat 26 Dec, 2009 23:31:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Forbidden Territory - the film
Replies: 6
Views: 5125

Well, it doesn't appear to say on the disc or box, nor on the e-bay description. But mine arrived safely enough from the USA.[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 24 Dec, 2009 00:27:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Board Games - Invasion
Replies: 3
Views: 3580

Charles, is this the sort of thing you unearth at work in the run-up to Christmas? You surely wouldn't have time for this sort of thing at home at this time of year? Seriously though, it's fascinating (to use one of my over-used expressions); it just goes to show the worth of time spent 'surfing' or...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 19 Dec, 2009 23:00:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Julius Kayser
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Well spotted, Charles. I don't speak German either but I'm pretty sure that's 10-6 Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays. Actually, exploring the website a bit further, I see that there is a translation facility - just click the button and it all changes into English! The Moselle valley seems a stran...

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