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by Steve Whatley
Wed 25 Feb, 2009 01:19:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Now don't get upset anyone - this is just for fun
Replies: 12
Views: 7124

Ken, I quite understand about the Hoyo; despite what I said about smoking, I could see myself being tempted to at least have a sniff of one. (Any excuse to buy that crimson smoking-jacket.) Alan, this stand-up routine could work you know, though I'm afraid the knock, knock joke was entirely wasted o...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 24 Feb, 2009 00:28:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Now don't get upset anyone - this is just for fun
Replies: 12
Views: 7124

Splendid Alan! I laughed out loud several times reading that (which I normally only do when reading one of Dornford Yates' 'Berry' books). A few of the references were lost on me - does this mean I have to re-read the whole De Richleau series? The socks-over-shoes idea could work, but there might be...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 17 Feb, 2009 22:20:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Next years Convention
Replies: 49
Views: 32381

I must admit I have my doubts as to the practicability of the car-chase route idea, also whether it would be that interesting, but I'd probably give it a try and hope to be surprised. In any case, I don't suppose that would occupy the entire weekend, so there would be time on the agenda for other th...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 7 Feb, 2009 13:17:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Drink and Ink
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Dare we ask Charles whether there's any mention of who held the horses during the more intimate encounters in 'The Lusty Youth of Roger Brook'???
by Steve Whatley
Sat 7 Feb, 2009 13:00:20
Forum: General Topics
Topic: iwan you're a star
Replies: 4
Views: 3136

Dear Iwan, just to add my thanks for your Convention book - a splendid record of the event with some interesting additions and nice personal touches. Let's hope, as with the Convention itself, that it is the first of many....

Steve W
by Steve Whatley
Sun 25 Jan, 2009 16:39:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Drink and Ink
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Drink and Ink

I was just glancing at Drink and Ink, page 119, and did a mental double-take which, at the risk of sounding unkind to our hero, I thought I'd share with you. DW writes about Frank C. Pape's illustrations for 'Old Rowley'; "One depicts the famous duel in which the Duke of Buckingham killed the Earl o...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 25 Jan, 2009 13:51:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New book 'Famous 1914-1918' has chapter on Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

On the same theme, but non-DW this time I'm afraid, the January 2009 issue of Britain At War magazine has an eight-page feature entitled 'When Dad's Army Went To War.' This article details the real experiences in both World Wars of the cast and creators of 'Dad's Army', including actor John Laurie, ...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 13 Jan, 2009 00:00:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 13500

Stevie! Sorry, I thought your posting looked familiar - now I know why! Can't trust my memory these days.

Best Wishes, Steve
by Steve Whatley
Sat 10 Jan, 2009 22:52:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 13500

When I read your note and saw that it was DW's 'Eleventy first' birthday yesterday I wondered if there may be some deep and meaningful esoteric significance to the 111 birthday. So, I rushed upstairs to dig out my copy of 'The Devil and all his works' and thumbed through to the numerology section t...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 31 Oct, 2008 19:27:13
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Replies: 4
Views: 5076

Garry, I like it... I doubt very much whether DW would have approved of all this American nonsense, though I suppose it is harmless fun for youngsters. In an old letter which I recently obtained, DW agreed that his correspondent had made a good decision not to spend his retirement in the United Stat...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 31 Oct, 2008 18:58:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New book 'Famous 1914-1918' has chapter on Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

New book 'Famous 1914-1918' has chapter on Dennis Wheatley

For those who haven't seen it yet, a book by Richard Van Emden and Victor Piuk with the somewhat awkward title 'Famous 1914-1918' (Pen & Sword Military, 2008) contains a 14-page chapter on Dennis Wheatley. The book features the Great War experiences of 21 well-known characters, including authors AA ...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 19 May, 2008 22:37:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: "The Devil Rides Out" - Filming Locations
Replies: 7
Views: 7434

Ken, thanks for the link to the Gerry Anderson locations site - I've added it to my favourites list immediately. We've visited Black Park Country Park once or twice, but may have to check it out again now... High Canons is unmistakable; I'll see if I can get along there and take a look at it. There'...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 19 May, 2008 22:16:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: convention
Replies: 8
Views: 5116

Jim, once I've worked out how to do it, I'll also be happy to e-mail photos to you and anyone else who couldn't attend, to prove we enjoyed ourselves! I trust you'll be at least one extra for next year?
by Steve Whatley
Mon 19 May, 2008 22:12:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: convention
Replies: 8
Views: 5116

Jean and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, and would like to add our thanks to Charles and Nick for doing all the hard work, and Iwan for coming all the way from Spain to speak at the Convention. It's great that everyone seems keen to repeat the experience next year, and hopefully we'll be able to a...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 26 Dec, 2007 22:22:19
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Holiday greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 6815

May I add my Greetings of the Season to Stevie P., Charles, Jim and all other Library 'members'. I've been thinking of Bob Rothwell and Sue today, and remembering with pleasure all the long DW telephone conversations and several e-mail exchanges I had with Bob. I too would like to thank Charles for ...

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