Robert Hanks: Dennis Wheatley
20 January 2011
Show More The Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley by Phil Baker.
Dedalus, 699 pp., £25, October 2009, 978 1 903517 75 8Show More
“... and Wheatley was a relentless self-aggrandiser; but it sounds about right. In the mid-1960s, three decades into his career, he had 55 books in print, which collectively accounted for one seventh of Hutchinson’s turnover; Arrow, Hutchinson’s paperback imprint, was selling 1,150,000 Wheatleys a year, a quarter of their total output; in 1966, the paperback of The Satanist sold more than 100,000 copies in ...”