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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: 7753

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] [...
by Steve Whatley
Thu 9 May, 2013 21:54:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An IMAGINARY remake of The Devil Rides Out
Replies: 12
Views: 7753

I'm a great fan of Sax Rohmer. The Fu Manchu books have risen in my estimation since I first read them in my youth and was rather disappointed with them. But for me some of the other novels are much better. Brood of the Witch Queen and The Green Eyes of Bast are two which I thoroughly enjoyed. But S...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 4 May, 2013 11:09:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 41974

I'm going to predict that the following may not be deemed worthy of re-issue: Such Power Is Dangerous Star Of Ill-Omen The Strange Story Of Linda Lee I must stress that this does not reflect my personal opinion about the worth of these titles, rather the impression I have as to how they are perceive...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 20 Apr, 2013 23:15:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Clinton House
Replies: 45
Views: 38179

I too have a copy of this notice, and the way I read it, this new application is merely for a variation of permission (to demolish the existing dwelling and redevelop the site) already granted on 14 March 2013. So Clinton House may already be no more than a pile of rubble...[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Thu 28 Mar, 2013 23:58:28
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 41974

Well, I suppose this should be good news for anyone who owns one of these Kindle things; but I've had one for fifteen months, and I haven't managed to get the b@$+@¬d to work yet, so it makes no difference to me.[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 22:56:47
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30645

Spoken - I trust, Charles - with a Scottish accent, a la John Laurie as Private Fraser! [font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Tue 19 Mar, 2013 00:59:08
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30645

Ah Charles, many thanks for that.

At least this proves that I do read your posts in the Library, even if I can't remember all the details.

Best as ever,

Steve[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Mon 18 Mar, 2013 18:24:53
Forum: The Quest of Julian Day
Topic: Julian's Quest
Replies: 20
Views: 30645

I re-read this one about fifteen months ago, and I agree, it is a splendid thriller. And although I found the ending a bit of an anti-climax (certainly by Wheatley standards) , I would nevertheless say that the novel is amongst DW's best. I can't remember the 'info-dumps', so they must have been wel...
by Steve Whatley
Mon 18 Feb, 2013 17:17:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW question in Daily Telegraph quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 4222

Jim, it is just a quiz, so the answer doesn't have to fit in with anything else. But I agree that would seem a likely reason for including a DW question in, say, a crossword puzzle. There are twenty numbered questions (of various degrees of difficulty), plus another - tagged on at the end - which re...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 11:18:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW question in Daily Telegraph quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 4222

DW question in Daily Telegraph quiz

Don't get too excited, but in the Weekend section of The Daily Telegraph today, question 20 of the Pubquiz (sic) set by Gavin Fuller is: 'Who was the master spy created by Dennis Wheatley in a series of 12 novels set at the time of the French Revolution?' So the saga has not been completely forgotte...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 16 Feb, 2013 11:17:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW question in Daily Telegraph quiz
Replies: 0
Views: 2769

DW question in Daily Telegraph quiz

Don't get too excited, but in the Weekend section of The Daily Telegraph today, question 20 of the Pubquiz (sic) set by Gavin Fuller is: 'Who was the master spy created by Dennis Wheatley in a series of 12 novels set at the time of the French Revolution?' So the saga has not been completely forgotte...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 9 Feb, 2013 00:08:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What's in Your Wheatley?
Replies: 16
Views: 9052

[font=Courier New] [/font]I can't recall finding anything of interest in any of my DW volumes, but all this talk reminds me of Driff's Guide to all the Secondhand and Antiquarian Bookshops, which ran to several editions in the mid-'eighties and early 'nineties. They were quite amusing, and are colle...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 22 Dec, 2012 01:35:15
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Apocalypse? No.
Replies: 4
Views: 4762

Maybe a new edition of 'Sixty Days To Live' with a huge publicity campaign?[font=Courier New] [/font]
by Steve Whatley
Tue 4 Dec, 2012 14:50:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW comes to blu ray
Replies: 30
Views: 17112

Ericmocata: "At least I get to read the pages of the books themselves in order, otherwise, it would be really messed up."!!! I have one particular biography of Laurence Olivier, in which the author - presumably in an attempt to be innovative - leaps backwards and forwards like some madman in a time ...
by Steve Whatley
Sat 1 Dec, 2012 23:12:01
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW's Set of His Own Works Auctioned
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Ah, Jim, I too have dreamed of The Uncollected Dennis Wheatley! The Lusty Youth Of Roger Brook would obviously be one volume, and I think Of Vice And Virtue would constitute a separate volume in itself. But a third volume could include the other bits you mention, and some others which Charles discus...

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