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by Jim
Fri 17 Aug, 2007 23:33:31
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What about the forum?
Replies: 32
Views: 19287

from their website: << The BFI has two 36 seat Preview Theatres available for private hire, located in the heart of London's West End. Formats include state of the art Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound, Video and DVD Large Screen projection with Surround Sound. >> There's a DW outing for you--a privat...
by Jim
Fri 17 Aug, 2007 02:48:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What about the forum?
Replies: 32
Views: 19287

Does BFI run a facility where one could make an appointment and see something? Or is it simply a preservation museum, where things are just stored, never to be viewed again?
by Jim
Mon 13 Aug, 2007 04:29:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reprints
Replies: 16
Views: 11061

<< De Richleau knows Van Ryn from PRISONER IN A MASK. Escaping from the boat taking him to Devil's Island, the Duke leaps into the sea, and is saved from drowning by the older Van Ryn. Once he has convinced the American millionaire that he is not a criminal, the two become good friends. >> That had ...
by Jim
Fri 10 Aug, 2007 22:40:42
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reprints
Replies: 16
Views: 11061

Actually, like Conan Doyle, DW planted references in his stories that could be used as the basis for others. In DANGEROUS INHERITANCE, the Duke inherits an estate in Ceylon from a deceased cousin, "whom he had succeeded in rescuing from execution by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution in 19...
by Jim
Wed 1 Aug, 2007 03:47:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reprints
Replies: 16
Views: 11061

A nice surprise today: I went into The Strand bookstore (a second-hand shop that's been a fixture in downtown NYC for 80 years), and saw a table of the various Wordsworth books. Naturally, the top of the table displayed mostly "classics," but other titles were filed alphabetically beneath. When I ch...
by Jim
Tue 24 Jul, 2007 23:05:56
Forum: They Found Atlantis
Topic: They Found Atlantis
Replies: 18
Views: 24632

<< I haven't read Maracot Deep but will look it up. Is this a historical novel? >> It was contemporary on its publication, but of course it's historical now because the science would be so dated. The papers on which the novel is supposedly based are dated 1926, the year before the book was published...
by Jim
Thu 19 Jul, 2007 03:26:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reprints
Replies: 16
Views: 11061

I was pleasantly surprised this evening to see that Amazon.com is making the first two Wordsworth reissues available in the States!

One of the reviewers made the same point as posters here, that there's more to DW than these two books.
by Jim
Wed 18 Jul, 2007 13:52:45
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Reprints
Replies: 16
Views: 11061

TDRO has been hailed over the years as Wheatley's best thriller. It also has name recognition (along with TTDAD) because of the Hammer film versions. Let's see what else is up Wordsworth's sleeve...
by Jim
Tue 17 Jul, 2007 18:44:53
Forum: Wants
Topic: Devil Rides Out Audio Book (unabridged) on Ebay!
Replies: 1
Views: 3405

I have the two abridged ones that Listen for Pleasure did: TDRO and Toby Jugg. TDRO is better, I think.

Unfortunately, they're on cassette, and I don't have any easy means to transfer them to CD, which would be slightly more permanent.
by Jim
Sat 7 Jul, 2007 17:54:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Books with DW in 'em.
Replies: 2
Views: 2673

Peter Haining's WHERE THE EAGLE LANDED is about the "persistent legend of German forces landing on the coast of Suffolk in the summer of 1940." Haining says it was in a conversation with DW that he got his first real clue that the legend was based on fact. He also notes he was warned ahead of his me...
by Jim
Thu 5 Jul, 2007 03:19:19
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Your Dennis Wheatley collection?
Replies: 5
Views: 6769

A big problem with eBay is that the sellers are largely amateurs, not professional booksellers. That means that much of what's there is out of the basement or the garage: umpteen copies of the Heron editions, the ugly series of Arrow paperbacks (you know the ones I mean), and poor, jacketless copies...
by Jim
Wed 4 Jul, 2007 18:59:40
Forum: Collectors' Corner
Topic: Your Dennis Wheatley collection?
Replies: 5
Views: 6769

Your Dennis Wheatley collection?

What's the "best" item in your personal collection? I have DW's own copy of THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB, with the Pape bookplate, and one of the carbon typescripts for MAYHEM IN GREECE ("extra copy," with corrections in various hands). But my favorite, I think, is a letter in response to someone who...
by Jim
Mon 2 Jul, 2007 21:31:17
Forum: Wants
Topic: Lymington story collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 12243

<< You did well with the boxed set! >> Very well indeed, as I didn't have individual copies of all the books in it. The box itself was in very poor condition, but it had protected the books, at least. ------------------------------------------- I should update this thread by saying that I did, final...
by Jim
Mon 2 Jul, 2007 01:10:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Craig Cabell's book on DW
Replies: 12
Views: 8517

I finally got this book a while back from TheBookDepository.com, an outfit which I recommend highly. It's true that great chunks of this book are recycled from DW's own accounts, but he himself admitted that those books were more or less flung together, without any real editing. Cabell puts the mate...
by Jim
Mon 2 Jul, 2007 00:50:17
Forum: Wants
Topic: Lymington story collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 12243

Lymington story collections?

Are the Lymington editions of GUNMEN, GALLANTS, AND GHOSTS and MEDITERRANEAN NIGHTS the hardest titles in that series to find? I have standing searches on eBay, and check bookfinder.com all the time, but these almost never turn up, and then only in poor condition. (I'm not surprised that I never see...

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