The Musuem
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The Dennis Wheatley 'Museum' - DW's Library

Dennis Wheatley's Library

The author among his books
at Grove Place, Lymington, Hants

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DW's nascent collection survived his near bankruptcy in the early 1930s, and later on it survived the bombing of his house during the Blitz in 1940.

It grew to contain more than four thousand volumes, and the wisdom with which DW selected his books – and in particular his stunning collection of first editions - has become increasingly apparent with the passage of time.

Some of the contents of this unique and fascinating Library are explored in the following pages.

References : Officer and Temporary Gentleman Page 136 and Chapter 12
'The making of my library', an article DW wrote for Frederick Cowles circa July 1936 (to view the article click here)
Drink & Ink page 98 re saving his Library in the early 1930s
Drink & Ink page 206 re the Blitz