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by Jim
Sun 16 Nov, 2014 13:44:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's Limericks from the Great War
Replies: 12
Views: 12155

I just wish somebody would type these out, as I have some difficulty reading Wheatley's handwriting. Of course, his poor spelling doesn't help. I got that there was a bishop from Birmingham and some frisky business ensues, but there are various words that I can't make out, so I have to guess at wha...
by Jim
Sun 12 Oct, 2014 23:47:12
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 46588

I just spent a few days in Vancouver (British Columbia). While the bookstore situation there is not exactly inspiring--in the whole downtown area, I saw only two shops carrying new titles--I was able to get a first printing of the new Bloomsbury TDRO, so I was happy about that.
by Jim
Thu 4 Sep, 2014 10:14:33
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A New Member Steps Into the Library
Replies: 7
Views: 6323

Welcome aboard, Richard!

This isn't the busiest forum on the Net, but you'll search long and hard for a nicer bunch of posters...
by Jim
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 10:17:06
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 46588

Charles (or anyone else who might know), the DW Wikipedia article says "His availability and influence declined following his death, partly owing to difficulties of reprinting his works because of copyright problems." Weren't all the copyrights assigned to Brook-Richleau Ltd? What complicated the si...
by Jim
Fri 22 Aug, 2014 10:59:04
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anthony Wheatley
Replies: 1
Views: 5034

Another link broken...

Thanks for sharing that.
by Jim
Wed 6 Aug, 2014 02:20:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bloomsbury to re-publish Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 43
Views: 46588

Well, I saw the first DW title from Bloomsbury in the U.S. today--and bought it! Eighty years after its first appearance, I have a new first printing of The Forbidden Territory . I'm not happy to see the words "edited by Miranda Vaughan Jones" on the title page, but I guess some "correcting" of the ...
by Jim
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 02:23:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Dennis Wheatley Museum- The Final Years
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

I also came to Dennis Wheatley in the early 1970s, and I guess The Devil Rides Out was my first. There was at that time an attempt to sell him to the American market--it did not go over well, except for the Black Magic titles, and only the first two Gregory Sallust and Roger Brook stories were issue...
by Jim
Sun 6 Jul, 2014 14:00:26
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aleister Crowley's books
Replies: 0
Views: 4293

Aleister Crowley's books

We know that DW had a few Crowley items in his library, but who would have expected a major collection to be found in Detroit? When an unclaimed trove of manuscripts and self-published books stored in a Detroit warehouse came to light, the dark side of magician Aleister Crowley roused collectors—a...
by Jim
Fri 4 Jul, 2014 17:30:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rollo Ahmed Article in latest issue of FT
Replies: 13
Views: 12104

My only gripe - Christopher Josiffe has copied several pictures from the Dennis Wheatley Virtual Museum, without request or acknowledgement. I suppose that's commonplace, but it does seem a little discourteous. Is there an e-mail where you could send a note? If you state your gripe politely, perhap...
by Jim
Sun 1 Jun, 2014 12:26:41
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Who Killed Robert Prentice? DENNIS WHEATLEY 1937 press photo
Replies: 1
Views: 3568

I looked and looked for this, but could not find it. Do you have a link, maybe?
by Jim
Sat 24 May, 2014 02:26:01
Forum: Wants
Topic: Lymington story collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 13126

Congratulations Jim. 7 years - I admire your patience and tenacity. It must be even longer, because at the time of my original posting in this thread, I had already set up wants at eBay. It was a good week because I also found the last two Janet Neel mysteries in signed British firsts. Of course, s...
by Jim
Wed 21 May, 2014 23:16:58
Forum: Wants
Topic: Lymington story collections?
Replies: 6
Views: 13126

I should update this thread by saying that I did, finally, get a Lymington copy of Mediterranean Nights ...and a signed one to boot! Gunmen , however, continues to elude me... NOT ANY MORE! :D My package came today, with my very own copy of the Lymington Gunmen , purchased through eBay. Now maybe o...
by Jim
Mon 7 Apr, 2014 01:15:15
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 20457

Amazon US has now listed the release date as May 6, 2014, while Amazon UK still gives a 2013 date. We'll see what happens next...
by Jim
Thu 3 Apr, 2014 12:24:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 22312

Thanks for posting all of these photos. I have been to England a dozen times, but haven't seen that much outside London and the other big places (except for Lewes, because I have friends there). Nice to have images to go with our favorite books...
by Jim
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 00:13:39
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 4369

Howdy from the United States! :-D

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