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by Steve Whatley
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 22:29:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's Limericks from the Great War
Replies: 12
Views: 10830

Yes, I can just see Messrs Hutchinson publishing that sort of material... This is certainly new to me, though I have seen some similar examples - described in the catalogue as 'lewd doggerel' - offered at auction about twenty-five years ago. You really are doing a splendid job Darren, unearthing hit...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 23 Jun, 2014 12:20:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW to feature in a museum exhibition: Lives Less Ordinary
Replies: 3
Views: 3513

Interesting news!

Could this be an excuse for another extra-curricular get-together for some of our serial Conventioneers?[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Fri 20 Jun, 2014 16:08:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rollo Ahmed Article in latest issue of FT
Replies: 13
Views: 10194

Rollo Ahmed Article in latest issue of FT

No, not that pink financial daily, but the journal of strange phenomena. The latest (July) issue of Fortean Times includes an eight-page feature on Rollo Ahmed, which includes many references to (and quotes from) DW. The illustrations include that nice portrait of Joan and Dennis from 1933. Another ...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 7 May, 2014 21:33:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Girl Who Wasn't Claudia by Eve Chaucer
Replies: 4
Views: 5427

Dear KLP85, Sorry for the delay in replying to you, but I was abroad at the time you posted your comments. No, I hadn't been able to confirm the identity of the cover artist, so I'm most interested (and pleased) to learn that my guess was correct; Diana Younger's style at that time was certainly qui...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 26 Apr, 2014 20:41:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley in Finnish
Replies: 6
Views: 5905

I have just returned from holiday, and amongst the post waiting for me were two parcels from Finland. Soon, therefore, I will be sending Charles images of two rather nice pictorial covers of Finnish editions of The Fabulous Valley and Uncharted Seas, which I hope he will be able to add to the websit...
by Steve Whatley
Wed 12 Mar, 2014 19:59:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: A forthcoming talk on DW by Phil Baker
Replies: 6
Views: 4413

Thanks Charles.

I'd love to be there, but I have a table tennis match and I don't think I'll be able to find anyone to substitute me.

Are you planning to attend?

If so, I trust you'll supply a report for us in due course...

All Best, Steve[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 19:43:08
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blue Murder and my DW visit to the British Library
Replies: 11
Views: 10575

Hi Darren, Interesting stuff indeed. I was aware that the serialisation of 'The Devil Rides Out' was 'abridged', so I suppose it follows that the other serialisations would be abridged too. As DW's novels were notoriously longer than the average for their day (or so he claimed), I suppose some editi...
by Steve Whatley
Tue 18 Feb, 2014 21:46:04
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 17915

Well Jim, I ordered on 2 December, and I'm still waiting! They've twice invited me to cancel my order.

Is it available direct from the publisher?[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Wed 8 Jan, 2014 19:43:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Birthday
Replies: 16
Views: 13161

Lest it should pass unnoticed, here's to Dennis Wheatley's Birthday!

I hope all fans will raise a glass of something to DW tonight.

Every Good Wish to all Library members.

Steve W.[font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Fri 6 Dec, 2013 15:15:56
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 17915

Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times

For those who may be interested in another great author of thrillers, the current issue (Christmas) of Fortean Times (the journal of strange phenomena) has an article by Phil Baker about Sax Rohmer, the creator of the infamous criminal mastermind Fu Manchu. This coincides with the recent publication...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 1 Dec, 2013 23:28:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clinton House
Replies: 45
Views: 37692

Never mind Charles, let's start a charitable fund, and look forward to the day when we can open a Dennis Wheatley Museum! [font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 28 Nov, 2013 12:19:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2014 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

It would certainly be good to mark the anniversary in some way. I'd only really looked at one hundredth anniversaries before, but eighty years is a good excuse to celebrate a DW landmark such as that. Since our 'Centenary' Field Trip to Traben-Trarbach, I've been looking for other centenaries to mar...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 21 Nov, 2013 01:08:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2014 Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 3909

[font=Times New Roman] [/font]Thanks for confirming that, Charles. Shock horror! I've just noticed that one of my Sixth Convention bookmarks has the wrong year upon it!!! Sorry everyone - I'll blame a computer error for that one. How very nice of you all not to mention it... Franklin suggested we mi...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 14 Nov, 2013 11:59:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Iwan Morelius
Replies: 24
Views: 23030

Remembering Iwan Morelius once more on this, the date of his birth in 1931.

Cheers Iwan![font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sun 10 Nov, 2013 00:33:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Murder in Miami
Replies: 5
Views: 4024

Interesting that Murder Off Miami should be popular at a Girls' School.

Mind you, it seems to be women who are more fascinated than men by the seemingly endless cycle of murder mystery series on television these days.[font=Times New Roman] [/font]

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