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by Steve Whatley
Sun 27 Oct, 2013 13:24:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Daily Express Article
Replies: 16
Views: 8891

How wonderful to see at last an image of 'Of Vice And Virtue' in its published form.[font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sat 12 Oct, 2013 11:12:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Daily Express Article
Replies: 16
Views: 8891

Daily Express Article

[font=Times New Roman] [/font]Those of you who enjoy a Dennis Wheatley feature in the national press may wish to buy a copy of the Daily Express today.
by Steve Whatley
Mon 30 Sep, 2013 21:24:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2013 Convention
Replies: 31
Views: 17098

Hey, does this mean you two guys are coming to the Convention this year?

You sound like my kind of DW fans!

I'll vote for that proposal on the proviso that it is the last item before dinner.

We could just squeeze it in before the traditional 'Cocktail Hour'!!![font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sun 28 Jul, 2013 20:35:50
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30060

How could you forget? It's very simple, you blocked it from your memory. Of course, now you've been forced to face that memory, but that's okay, it should help you cope with the mental scarring that cover caused. Please make the check out to Dr. Mocata.... :badgrin: [font=Times New Roman] [/font]Ch...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 15 Jul, 2013 20:44:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Field Trip No. 3 : Traben-Trarbach July 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 2306

The Tennis Club is still there, and a member told us that the clubhouse dates from when the club was formed in 1905. I'm not convinced that the building is that old, but it would be nice to think that it is the same one that DW would have known. There is a mountain stream gurgling by, just as DW rec...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 08:35:15
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Archaic Terminology
Replies: 7
Views: 4399

Field Trip No. 3

Well, Dennis Wheatley Field Trip No. 3 seems to be well and truly underway! It is just Jean and me here, but we're having a great time, although of course we wish that other friends from our DW group were here with us. The Romantik Jugendstil Hotel Bellevue (formerly Hotel Clauss Feist - designed by...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 14 Jul, 2013 08:05:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Archaic Terminology
Replies: 7
Views: 4399

Hi Eric, we never hear of 'plus-fours' these days. I believe they were traditionally worn when playing golf. I must admit that a major attraction of nineteen-twenties and -thirties fiction for me is the period settings and language. Let us know which other period gems you come across.[font=Times New...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 8 Jul, 2013 21:16:48
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30060

Ah yes, the Book Club 'Linda Lee'!

How could I forget? That has to be the new front-runner for the prize!

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by Steve Whatley
Sun 7 Jul, 2013 23:21:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and Heavy Metal
Replies: 14
Views: 13665

Charles has mentioned arrangements for this year's Convention under that topic, and invited new attenders (or should we be delegates?!!) to contact him privately. However, when he reads this, I'm sure he'll contact you . Final confirmation and payment is normally sought a couple of months before the...
by Steve Whatley
Sun 7 Jul, 2013 15:03:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and Heavy Metal
Replies: 14
Views: 13665

Splendid news! I'll look forward to meeting you, and I'm sure everyone else will too.

All Best, Steve[font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Sat 6 Jul, 2013 12:31:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW and Heavy Metal
Replies: 14
Views: 13665

Darren, does this mean you are coming to the Convention in November???

It would be great to see a new face there.

Not - I hasten to add - that there is anything wrong with the faces which are usually there![font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 4 Jul, 2013 23:24:19
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30060

Yes, I've always found that cover quite bizarre. I think it has been mentioned elsewhere in the Library, probably as someone's least favourite cover of all the various editions. I don't think there is anything in the book to explain this - it is a straightforward wartime thriller. The design is prob...
by Steve Whatley
Fri 28 Jun, 2013 12:15:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Iwan Morelius
Replies: 24
Views: 23030

Well, Jean and I did indeed raise a glass to Iwan last Friday, and I'm sure that - despite the Library being offline - we weren't the only ones to do so.[font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 20 Jun, 2013 21:51:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Iwan Morelius
Replies: 24
Views: 23030

The 21st of June is almost upon us - the anniversary of the death of our good friend from Sweden, Iwan Morelius.

I shall raise a glass in memory of Iwan tomorrow evening![font=Times New Roman] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Fri 10 May, 2013 10:52:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An IMAGINARY remake of The Devil Rides Out
Replies: 12
Views: 7599

What a splendid description of Robert Pattinson! One can only imagine that DW would have been apoplectic if he had seen that travesty of an adaptation of Toby Jugg. It made the film of To The Devil - A Daughter look like a faithful adaptation, and we know what DW thought of that![font=Courier New] [...

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