Top 10 Tips for Writers

For podcast number 10 we are grateful to best-selling author John Templeton Smith for recounting the top-ten tips Desmond Bagley gave him as he started on his own writing career.

Podcast no. 10

Running Blind

The novel Running Blind is the subject of our 9th Podcast, this time guest-written by Philip Eastwood from The Bagley Brief . He is more qualified than many to comment on the story as he previously ran Bagley's Running Blind . The story is a particular favourite of many Desmond Bagley's fans, subject to the only UK television adaptation of one of his stories.

Podcast no. 9


Landslide was the author's fourth published novel and for our eighth podcast we take a look at the story and its geology, something very important to the exciting plot.

Podcast no. 8

Wyatt's Hurricane

Our seventh, and first podcast of the new year, takes a look at Wyatt's Hurricane, the author's third published novel. Can young meteorologist David Wyatt convince the population of San Fernandez that their beautiful Caribbean island is about to be hit by an unforecast change of direction of Hurricane Mabel, especially when they have other things to worry about, such as encroaching civil-war.

Podcast no. 7

High Citadel

For Christmas and to mark our sixth podcast we turn to High Citadel, Bagley's second published novel. Set in the frozen Andes it is a tale of treachery and intrigue among a group of stranded airline passengers as they fight for survival against the cruel elements and a murderous foe.

Podcast no.6

The Golden Keel - Where it all started

For our anniversary Podcast, and marking the fifth in the series, we go back to the beginning and explore the background to Desmond Bagley's very first published novel - The Golden Keel.

Few people realised at the time what a tour-de-force this story would turn out to be. Not only did the author 'hit the ground running' with a trademark style and accurate, well-researched content, but he offered riveting excitement on every page, right up to the gripping climax.

Remember HarperCollins UK are re-releasing all of the author's work throughout 2017.

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