Friday, 2 November 2018

BBC Radio Guernsey

This morning on BBC Radio Guernsey Both David Brawn from HarperCollins Publishers UK and Philip Eastwood of website were talking with Jenny Kendall-Tobias about the new novel from Desmond Bagley due to be published next year.

You can catch-up later today on iPlayer once the show has finished. David and Phil's segment starts at about 11:38am, so just after 2-hours in.

Friday, 12 October 2018


Great news announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair is that a previously unreleased novel by Desmond Bagley - Domino Island - will be published by HarperCollins Publishers UK in May 2019 !

Thirty-six years after the author passed-away, a new novel being published is a tremendous achievement. It is the result of tireless dedication and support of the author's work by David Brawn, the Estates Manager at the publisher. Given that David also works for the Agatha Christie and Tolkien estates, this is a tremendous recommendation and cannot be understated.

Big thanks must also go to Philip Eastwood of The Bagley Brief web-site for his own dogged, extensive, trans-Atlantic research in support of his own project The Bagley Legacy. As you'll remember from my earlier posts Philip made a very successful appearance at the Guernsey Literary Festival this year, promoting the author.

The ISBN has already been allocated so you should be able pre-order from your favourite web-store:

ISBN: 978-0008333010

... certainly it is listed on Amazon.

More news and a new Podcast will be available very soon. Watch this space!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Other Book Reviews

Like Desmond Bagley we here at HQ are avid readers. Most of the time we go out and buy our reading-fix, but occasionally we are very lucky to be sent ARC (Advance Reading Copies) of new titles. However they come our way we will be posting occasional reviews on the web-site, in our new "Other Book Reviews" section. Hopefully you will find them interesting. They are up in the "Reviews" menu.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Moving House


The previous hosting company for this site has decided to close down their service after being its home for thirteen years.

Hopefully you will still find all the useful information you could previously, just in a different format. The current move may only be temporary, depending on feedback received. Let us know what you think.

I hope you enjoy your visit and learn more about our remarkable author! 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Special Collection

The Desmond Bagley exhibition on Guernsey has now come to an end but the "Special Collection" created at the local Priaulx Library will continue to be available to visitors.

Monday, 14 May 2018

The Exhibition continues ...

Well the Guernsey Literary Festival is now over but The Life and Work of Desmond Bagley exhibition is open until the 9th June. It features original cover artwork, professional photographs of the author, excellent and informative information panels and a very personal painting by local artist Peter Le Vasseur. Well worth a visit if you find yourself anywhere near the Guille-Allès Library in Market Street, St Peter Port.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Blue Plaque

A very significant day for the ongoing memory of the author and his wife. A new Blue Plaque was unveiled at their former home, now called Bagley Hall, at 11:30am this morning by the Bailiff of Guernsey Sir Richard John Collas.

To see the Blue Plaque and read about the unveiling head on over to The Bagley Brief.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Future ...

Hello World!

Because the current web-host for the official Desmond Bagley web-site is closing their service down and kicking us out, I am exploring options for places to move the site.

Although it has been online for over 20-years, it has generated no income, and no-one supports it but myself. In this modern world, with the exponential growth in Internet use and its monetisation, cost has become a real issue and a free host such as Google's Blogger platform may be the only way to go...

Watch this space!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Guernsey Literary Festival - Podcast no.13

The 10th of May marks the start of the Guernsey Literary Festival for 2018, and this year there are special events remembering their once famous author.

For more details please check out the latest Podcast. It is available right now in the menu above...

... or on Apple iTunes

Friday, 4 May 2018

Guernsey 2018 Update

Philip Eastwood of The Bagley Brief web-site is on Guernsey in the Channel Islands for their annual Literary Festival and this morning he appeared on BBC Radio Guernsey's Jenny Kendall-Tobias' show to talk about Desmond Bagley. Please follow the link below to listen. Philip's segment starts at 03:50 and runs for 24-minutes.

Philip has also appeared in a podcast for the Guille-Allès library, also on Guernsey and posted on the 3rd May. The link to that:ès-public-library-podcast/id1043183797?mt=2

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Guernsey Literary Festival

As we approach the annual Guernsey Literary Festival for 2018 it has just been announced the author and his wife have been awarded a Blue Plaque in recognition of their charitable contributions to the island. The inauguration will take place on Friday the 11th May at their former residence, Bagley Hall, newly named in their honour and now a suite of luxury apartments. Philip Eastwood's introduction "Desmond Bagley – The writer who continues to inspire" will take place the day before, on Thursday 10th May, at the Guille-Allès Library.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Author article re-published

The hard work of Philip Eastwood has resulted in Desmond Bagley's 1980 article for In Britain magazine entitled "A Little Peace of Britain" being republished for the first time in 38-years. Details in the Misc menu section.