Dennis Wheatley

Dennis Wheatley
Portrait by Allan Warren, 1975
Portrait by Allan Warren, 1975
BornDennis Yeats Wheatley
(1897-01-08)8 January 1897
Brixton Hill, London, England
Died10 November 1977(1977-11-10) (aged 80)
Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
OccupationWriter, editor
GenreAdventure, occult, and historical fiction
Notable worksThe Devil Rides Out

Dennis Yeats Wheatley (8 January 1897 – 10 November 1977) was an English writer whose prolific output of thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling authors from the 1930s through the 1960s. His Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories.[1]

Early life

Wheatley was born at 10 Raleigh Gardens, Brixton Hill, London to Albert David and Florence Elizabeth Harriet (Baker) Wheatley. He was the eldest of three children in the family, which owned Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to having little aptitude for schooling and was later expelled from Dulwich College for allegedly forming a "secret society" (as he mentions in his introduction to The Devil Rides Out).

Soon after his expulsion Wheatley became a British Merchant Navy officer cadet on the training ship HMS Worcester.

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