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by Steve Whatley
Sat 26 Dec, 2015 17:09:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Boxing Day and Bob Rothwell ...
Replies: 26
Views: 27229

Boxing Day again, and time to remember the founder of this website, the late Bob Rothwell. Where would we be today if Bob hadn't started this website all those years ago, and if Charles hadn't taken over the reins so ably when Bob passed away? I shall raise a glass to them both this evening! Best Wi...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 23 Nov, 2015 22:53:28
Forum: Vendetta In Spain
Topic: Vendetta in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 18107

And surely David Niven wouldn't attack anybody with a knife?
by Steve Whatley
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 23:13:05
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28143

Well, I'd like to see The Search For Roger Brook, because I'm not entirely convinced that he'd allow a drop of water to get the better of him, much less do for his beloved Georgina. Other favourites would be Atlantis Revisited, and Return To The Fabulous Valley. And with tongue firmly in cheek, perh...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 20:20:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28143

Well, without even knowing which of DW's characters you would choose, Alan, I for one would subscribe to your book. It would be absolutely splendid to read some further adventures of old familiar favourites. Maybe if you get enough orders before the book is even written, permission might be forthcom...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 21:17:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 28143

Yes, well it seems a shame that you managed to find something good to say about it. I'd intended to suggest that we might award this adaptation some sort of official denunciation on behalf of the website, in order to recognise the enormity of the travesty. Remembering DW's reaction to the film of TT...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 17:15:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Iwan Morelius
Replies: 24
Views: 23358

Time once more to raise a glass to the memory of Iwan Morelius, on the 84th anniversary of his birth.

Cheers Iwan!

Steve W.


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by Steve Whatley
Mon 9 Nov, 2015 19:17:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 9170

I don't think many people under the age of forty have even heard of DW, never mind his book titles. The black magic titles are the best-known, and probably the only titles generally known by non-fanatics. Dealers at book fairs often have the crime dossiers on offer, probably only for their novelty v...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 27 Oct, 2015 22:01:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 17611

My choice would be Sir Pellinore Gwaine-Cust, because he sounds an interesting old buffer, and - hopefully - he might offer me champagne by the pint in a silver tankard.[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 1 Oct, 2015 18:24:09
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18209

Hurrah! My copy arrived today, and a very handsome volume it is too. This is very well-timed, as just recently I have finished reading Master Of Villainy for the third time. My first thought on the new volume, after having read part of Phil Baker's introduction, is that I hope it won't be too schola...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 2 Sep, 2015 22:34:44
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18209

Many thanks for pursuing this, Jim. I've just ordered - and paid for - my copy. Let's hope it will prove worth the wait and the money. I'm sure it will; 'Master of Villainy' is a good biography (have you read it?), but any volume which can shed new light upon Sax Rohmer will be most welcome. All Bes...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 18 May, 2015 10:57:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 72522

Excellent Darren!

A better response than I deserve!

All Best, Steve[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sun 17 May, 2015 21:34:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 77
Views: 72522

So Darren, you live 'only a few mules from Bolsover'?

How far can a mule go with you on its back?

And what would the few mules' range equate to in miles?

All Best (and Sorry) Steve

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by Steve Whatley
Sat 28 Mar, 2015 23:28:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Heron Edition Illustrations
Replies: 8
Views: 8544

I am absolutely certain that the quality (or lack of it) of the illustrations in the Heron edition has been discussed in the Library before, but I'm afraid I've been unable to find the posts, so can't refer you to them. However, I'm sure someone else will manage to locate them. From memory, I think ...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 13 Jan, 2015 23:12:04
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 18209

Well that's interesting, Jim.

After I ignored several suggestions from Amazon that I should cancel my order of this title, they cancelled it themselves.

So it looks as though they'd given up hope of it ever seeing the light of day...

Thanks for the good news.

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by Steve Whatley
Thu 8 Jan, 2015 01:14:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Day
Replies: 5
Views: 7306

Dennis Wheatley Day

Ah, Dennis Wheatley Day is here again!

The Birthday of our Literary Hero was, of course, 8 January 1897.

Let us all raise a glass at some stage today, and toast dear old Dennis!

Cheers!

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