Desmond Bagley
1923-1983
 

Desmond Bagley was born in Kendal, Cumbria (formerly Westmoreland) in the Lake District. He spent his childhood in Blackpool. He was educated at a variety of schools in Bolton and Blackpool. He left school at the age of fourteen and started to work. First with a printer and later at a factory. From 1940 to 1946, he worked in the aircraft industry. In 1947, Bagley went to South Africa. In the 1950s, he was a freelance journalist. From 1951 to 1952, he worked for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Durban. From 1958 to 1962, Bagley wrote film critiques for the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. In 1960, he married Joan Margaret Brown. They lived in Italy and in 1965 returned to England where they settled in Devon till 1976. Next they moved to Guernsey. Bagley died in Southampton.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) The Golden Keel  1960
 2) High Citadel  1965
 3) Wyatt's Hurricane  1966
 4) Landslide  1967
 5) The Vivero Letter  1968
 6) The Spoilers  1969
 7) Running Blind  1970
 8) The Freedom Trap (Also published as: The Mackintosh Man)  1971
 9) The Tightrope Men  1973
10) The Snow Tiger  1975
11) The Enemy  1977
12) Flyaway  1978
13) Bahama Crisis  1980
14) The Legacy  1982
15) Windfall  1982
16) Night of Error  1984
17) Juggernaut  1985

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