Thursday, 3 November 2022

The Desmond Bagley YouTube video No. 2 is now on-line

A new addition to the Podcasts we've already produced is a more visual approach. A slide-show more than a video. Let us know what you think and we may do more.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Trick or Treat?

Halloween Sale?

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

Birthday Remembrances

Today, 99 years ago, Desmond Bagley was born ... One man from humble beginnings, who entertained the world with his unique and honest style.

Thursday, 27 October 2022

New Novel to Celebrate the author's Centenary

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. 

The book has been written by Michael Davies, who curated Desmond Bagley’s long lost novel for publication. The new story is set in the hot and dangerous out-back of Australia.

“Outback” is available to pre-order now:

Outback by Michael Davies

Friday, 20 May 2022

May Madness (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 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

Apple has Removed the Podcast

Sadly, Apple has removed the Desmond Bagley Podcast from iTunes. They haven't offered an explanation, nor did they give any warning that this might happen. We can only apologise to subscribers. 

More information to follow as we learn more.

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

John Templeton Smith - SkyTrap

Desmond Bagley’s protégé, John Templeton Smith who as we know is an accomplished thriller writer, has had his first ever novel reprinted by Silvertail. It’s available in Paperback or Kindle versions and is an exciting introduction to his work.

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.