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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 article on Rollo Ahmed is to appear in the next issue.
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I would pick this up, if only I could find it. Anybody know if this magazine is available in the U.S. anywhere? I've been aware of this magazine for a bit now, mostly because of Wheatley-related articles, of course. Still, I have not found it anywhere. Well, except maybe ebay, but I am interested in being able to buy the magazine when it comes out instead of waiting until somebody puts one on ebay for probably twice the price.
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Hi Eric,

Ironically the publisher of The Fortean Times is called Dennis Publishing UK.

I don't think it is published in the US but you can get an international subscription to the US with the following link:

http://imsnews.com/home.php?page=magPage&pubid=12&__utma=1.2131189361.1403500503.1403500503.1403500503.1&__utmb=1.2.10.1403500503&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1403500503.1.1.utmcsr=forteantimes.com

I got the above link from the subscriptions page of www.forteantimes.com.

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Thanks, Darren. Although, I don't really want a subscription. I would just like to get specific issues. I have found the new issue with Rollo on eBay. It comes from the UK, naturally. Unfortunately, that means I will end up paying a good bit more than the cover price. The seller's price is about 2 pounds higher, then the shipping is more than the magazine itself.

Anybody got a better idea for getting this issue?

I mean, it's not going to break the bank or anything, but it is still a bit expensive for a magazine.
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Thanks for alerting us, Steve,

I thought the article was well written (so it should be, if Phil Baker was consulted), and I will look forward to Part 2.

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.

The article itself though is definitely worth a read in my opinion.

Best to all !

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As it turns out, this magazine is available in the U.S. However, it looks like we're behind a month or two. I found one store that had what was labeled as the June issue and had British super heroes on the cover. Then I found the July issue at a different store, which had something else on the cover, but not Rollo Ahmed. In the back of that issue, it mentioned Rollo Ahmed in the next issue, which it claimed would be on shelves starting June 26 (or 26 June for you English folk), which has passed, naturally. Maybe that is a holdover from the British printing. This is annoying. The cover price for the American edition is about 12 bucks, which is more than the English price, I'd say. If I remember correctly it is about four and a half pounds, which is probably eight dollars.

Of course, I could just order the British version on eBay and pay 20 bucks for it.

I seem to recall the same sort of situation with another Brit mag called Bizarre. There was an issue many years ago featuring Asia Argento (daughter of the great Dario Argento) and I had to wait for 2 months before the American printing showed up on shelves, but it finally did and I got it.

Does this happen in England with American magazines?
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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, perhaps they can give proper credit in a later issue...
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In fact I'm pleased to say Christopher and I have had a cordial exchange of emails.

The lack of credit was a publisher's error, and will be corrected in the next issue.

Thanks, Christopher - and congrats again on the article !

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For the record, I also had a very nice email from the editor.

Clearly nice people, and any omission from the credits was completely unintentional !

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I finally got a copy of this issue a few weeks back. I have not yet found the follow-up issue, though. It was an expensive magazine, but it was still cheaper than what it would have cost for me to order it online and have it shipped here. The price for the magazine online was usually much lower than the shipping, in fact.

Has anybody gotten the other issue yet?
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I picked this up via the Dennis Wheatley: Prince of Thriller Writers facebook page.

"On the trail of elusive local master of dark arts"

It is a short article by a Christopher Josiffe aimed at anyone living in Hastings who has memories or information on Rollo Ahmed when he lived (and died) in Harpsichord House in Hastings in the 50's. Josiffe is planning an article, possibly a biography, on Ahmed.


http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/on-the-trail-of-elusive-local-master-of-dark-arts-rollo-1-7993521

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Darren :
I picked this up via the Dennis Wheatley: Prince of Thriller Writers facebook page.

I didn't know about that, and have just applied to join!


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