The Ka of Gifford Hillary

  • Title: The Ka of Gifford Hillary
  • Author: Dennis Wheatley
  • ISBN: 9780090020706
  • Page: 351
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  • The Ka of Gifford Hillary The Ka of Gifford Hillary is a story concerned with the greatest of all mysteries what happens after death With Sir Gifford Hillary and Wing Commander Johnny Norton involved in plans to counter the mi
    The Ka of Gifford Hillary is a story concerned with the greatest of all mysteries what happens after death With Sir Gifford Hillary and Wing Commander Johnny Norton involved in plans to counter the might of Soviet Russia, interest soon centres on the evil Lady Ankaret and the tragedy which occurred at Longshot Hall, South Hampshire, on the night of the 9th September A viThe Ka of Gifford Hillary is a story concerned with the greatest of all mysteries what happens after death With Sir Gifford Hillary and Wing Commander Johnny Norton involved in plans to counter the might of Soviet Russia, interest soon centres on the evil Lady Ankaret and the tragedy which occurred at Longshot Hall, South Hampshire, on the night of the 9th September A victim is struck down, and from that moment onwards the events which follow seem, at first, fantastic and unbelievable but are later realised to be entirely logical What does happen after death And why should Sir Gifford find himself in prison, on trial for his life

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    About Dennis Wheatley


    1. Dennis Yates Wheatley 8 January 1897 10 November 1977 Born Dennis Yeats Wheatley was an English author His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world s best selling authors in the 1950s and 1960s.His first book, Three Inquisitive People, was not immediately published but his first published novel, The Forbidden Territory, was an immediate success when published in 1933, being reprinted seven times in seven weeks.He wrote adventure stories, with many books in a series of linked works His plots covered the French Revolution Roger Brook Series , Satanism Duc de Richleau , World War II Gregory Sallust and espionage Julian Day.In the thirties, he conceived a series of whodunit mysteries, presented as case files, with testimonies, letters, pieces of evidence such as hairs or pills The reader had to go through the evidence to solve the mystery before unsealing the last pages of the file, which gave the answer Four of these Crime Dossiers were published Murder Off Miami, Who Killed Robert Prentice, The Malinsay Massacre, and Herewith The Clues.In the 1960s his publishers were selling a million copies of his books per year A small number of his books were made into films by Hammer, of which the best known is The Devil Rides Out book 1934, film 1968 His writing is very descriptive and in many works he manages to introduce his characters into real events while meeting real people For example, in the Roger Brook series the main character involves himself with Napoleon, and Jos phine whilst being a spy for the Prime Minister William Pitt Similarly, in the Gregory Sallust series, Sallust shares an evening meal with Hermann G ring.He also wrote non fiction works, including accounts of the Russian Revolution and King Charles II, and his autobiography He was considered an authority on the supernatural, satanism, the practice of exorcism, and black magic, to all of which he was hostile During his study of the paranormal, though, he joined the Ghost Club.From 1974 through 1977 he edited a series of 45 paperback reprints for the British publisher Sphere under the heading The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult , selecting the titles and writing short introductions for each book This series included both occult themed novels by the likes of Bram Stoker and Aleister Crowley and non fiction works on magic, occultism, and divination by authors such as the Theosophist H P Blavatsky, the historian Maurice Magre, the magician Isaac Bonewits, and the palm reader Cheiro.Two weeks before his death in November 1977, Wheatley received conditional absolution from his old friend Cyril Bobby Eastaugh, the Bishop of Peterborough.His estate library was sold in a catalogue sale by Basil Blackwell s in the 1970s, indicating a thoroughly well read individual with wide ranging interests particularly in historical fiction and Europe His influence has declined, partly due to difficulties in reprinting his works owing to copyright problems.Fifty two of Wheatley s novels were published posthumously in a set by Heron Books UK More recently, in April 2008 Dennis Wheatley s literary estate was acquired by media company Chorion.He invented a number of board games including Invasion.


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    1. Dennis Wheatley’s The Ka of Gifford Hillary, published in 1956, is one of the “black magic” novels for which he was most famous although in fact the majority of his very large literary output consisted of non-occult thrillers. While there is no black magic as such in this book there are certainly supernatural, or at least paranormal, forces at work here.Sir Gifford Hillary is the chairman of a large shipbuilding firm. He is asked by the Minister for Defence to undertake on an unofficial ta [...]

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    2. It's sad that Dennis Wheatley is so neglected today. He was one of the most entertaining, lucid writers of his time. And as well as being able to write action thrillers that made "Sapper" (of Bulldog Drummond fame) or Dornford Yates run away and hide in shame, he had another gimmick to make his stories even more interesting. You see, in Wheatly, his suave aristocratic clubland heroes aren't just taking on Russian spies or nasty Nazis. No, they're after bigger game - Satan and his earthly minions [...]

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    3. I've been having a really good run of books so far this year. The Ka of Gifford Hillary unfortunately breaks my streak coming in as the first turkey of 2008.Most of The Ka of Gifford Hillary is an incredibly boring, long paragraph with little action and no dialogue recollection of espionage and other Cold War stuff. If you enjoyed Day of the Jackal and want to see it peppered with some occult stuff, then you'll probably like this book.At about the midway point, just when I was going to chuck the [...]

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    4. Read this a long long time ago but still remember it as one of the best horror books I've read. I felt like I was Gifford.

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    5. Being fascinated by spiritualism since a wee young lad who was dragged (thankfully) out of a Methodist Church and into a Christian Spiritualist church, I devoured this book. My approach and understanding of spiritual matters, shunning the traditional religious view which to me is absurd, has been the driver for me to learn more. The Ka of Gifford Hillary is a tale of a wealthy man, Sir Gifford, who finds that he has an 'out of body' experience in the most literal sense. His spirit, or 'ka', has [...]

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    6. The sheer audaciousness in actually getting you to follow some of the more preposterous aspects of the plot mark this book out for comment.This book is even more full than usual of Wheatleys howlingly amusing and refreshing "political incorrectness" and love of all things British.It only really gets a little bit long winded in the chapter where the board are discussing defence strategy (and boy is Dennis piling on the politics for us here)for me he could have chopped 10 or fifteen pages and the [...]

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    7. Typical Dennis Wheatley! Outdated and corny. Wooden prose, clunky dialogue. Lots of toffs getting themselves into, and out of, sticky situations. A hurried denouement that sees our hero walk off into the sunset. But by then Wheatley has taken you on a whirlwind ride through clever plot twists, and it's all so much fun that you always reach for another whenever you're in need of an undemanding read.

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    8. Well, indeed, another Wheatley. Like eating gum, quick, easy, and enjoyable. The story of a wealthy toff, murdered by his wife's lover, whose spirit (Ka) wonders the Earth for a week, collecting evidence, and then returns to his preserved (but buried) body. His wife suicides, he finds the truth about his family, and he is accused of murder, but, just in the nick of time, he is found innocent, and released. Moderately compelling, entertaining, even creepy in parts.

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    9. A different departure for Mr Wheatley, building from his experience in the war. A different twist on the supernatural, as the tale explores what happens after death, and what really is your Ka. Wheatley's attention to detail brings the period and characters to life with his usual panache, and although not as suspenseful as some of his other novels this book still excels.

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    10. This was my first inkling about how people may have out of body experiences, did I try? Of course I did, I was young and stupid then, now I;m older and probably just as dumb, but at least I don't try doing out of body anymore.

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    11. The first book of the genre I ever read whilst still at school, I went on to seek out every book I could by the author. An excellent book.Sadly lot of his work is now 'dated' but well worth reading whilst wearing a 'sixties mindset'.

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    12. Occult horror type of book by someone who knows what they are talking about.(My mother has a set of these red leather bound volumes. Very nice and also quite rare.)

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    13. Read this book years ago and loved itwell worth a read.

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    14. This book is simply one of the best I have ever read. It propelled me into the world of Dennis Wheatley. Sadly, his work seems to be overlooked these days.

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    15. Reads more like a thriller than an occult novel, but the premise of a 'dead' person narrating a tale is an interesting one, and the plot twists and turns right to the end.

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    16. One of many books from this book club and this author. Not sure when I finished this, but guessing 1973

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    17. great book, read this book about twenty years ago and someday I will read it again.

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    18. How grim would it be to be buried alive.Mr Wheatley writes about this in the drama novel about Gifford Hillary.Certainly very entertaining.

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    19. different edition

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