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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p063rkry

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:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/guille-allès-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.