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

Dennis Wheatley's Library – Designing his Library

Early thoughts on what sectors he would cover …

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… and working out the heights required for the shelves …

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From the beginning, DW’s Library was not a random accretion of books. As the above exhibits show, DW planned in his mind the proportion of his Library that would be devoted to each subject, and then he went meticulously about planning his shelf space.

Of course as he grew famous and as other authors presented him with signed copies of their books, this early plan must have been somewhat disrupted – but disrupted in interesting ways.

References : Drink & Ink page 39 re the effect of buying books on DW’s finances in the early days

Provenance : Reproduced with the permission of Special Collections, Leeds University Library (MS 1942)