Thursday, 3 November 2022
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
Domino Island, the 17th novel by our author, is now "on sale" on the Amazon UK store at just £0.99 for the Kindle edition.
If you haven't already read this new book, updated from an original manuscript by Michael Davies, now is the time to put that right!
Friday, 28 October 2022
Thursday, 27 October 2022
2023 will be the Centenary of Desmond Bagley’s birth. To mark the occasion Harper Collins UK have commissioned a new novel, continuing the story of Bill Kemp who we first met in “Domino Island”, the 17th full-length novel by the author.
Friday, 20 May 2022
We are hoping to get the Podcasts back on iTunes with Apple, but at the moment this may not be possible.
Counter-intuitively the problem seems to be WordPress, where we were hosting the site. In the past we would use their Free plan or a basic Paid-For plan that removed advertising and allowed limited hosting. This paid-for plan was charged at a round £35 per year, with special-offers coming around now and then.
Now it seems we would need to pay £15 per month (plus VAT at 20% in the UK).
As we haven’t changed to the new tariff – an increase of over 500% – this explains the Apple problem. The Podcast files are no-longer available from WordPress unless we pay the new fee.
While the new monthly fee may not seem like a lot, the fact it is such a disproportionate increase, and without warning, does not bode well for future reliability.
The official desmondbagley.co.uk web-domain will remain constant whichever host we use.
Edit: 1st November 2022 - WordPress may have listened to disgruntled bloggers because they have now brought their prices down again to pre-increase levels. Currently back to £36 per annum.
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
His later John Winter series is also worth exploring and very much in the mould of Jack Reacher, long before the latter’s popularity. And as a nod to the wise, there’s a new one on the way! Stay tuned for more news as I’m able to divulge.