Please note that all photographs on this web-site are used with permission of the copyright owners. I consciously don’t use any I haven’t been expressly allowed to. Other web-site maintainers have on occasion, er, pinched them for their own creations. Please don’t. Did you know, for example, that to buy usage of the photo of DB sitting at his desk cost $99, around fourteen years ago? Most people have actually been very generous in offering their permission and help for free.

I would specifically like to thank a few people for their help:-


To Lecia Foston - Joan's sister. A real trouper. For lots of great on-going help and encouragement. Someone to whom I personally have to offer a huge amount of gratitude.


To John Templeton-Smith - for his kind indulgence and patience as, fifteen year ago, I asked all kinds of Bagley related questions. Fast-forward to April 2017 and John has kindly written an article about his friend for this site.


To
David Brawn - at Harper-Collins who has been instrumental in getting the Bagley pantheon back in to print once more. A Hero.


To
HarperCollins Publishers - for their permission to scan and use the book covers. Please remember that Desmond Bagley books are regularly reprinted and while nothing beats finding a bargain at a local secondhand book shop, a nice, crisp new book is a thing of beauty! Great publishers.


To
Captain Iwan Morelius - a family friend. For anecdotes, absolutely superb photographs and great insights in to DB’s social life. Sorely missed.


To
Peter Lovesey - an incredibly famous author who was kind enough to scan photographs and useful information. Read his books, they're marvellous!


To
Philip Eastwood - who runs two other Desmond Bagley web-sites - Bagley's Running Blind and The Bagley Brief.


To
Andrea Spain - at "In Britain" magazine for her very kind help in tracing the 1980 article - not easy as there has been a change of publisher since the original went out. Patient. helpful.
 

To
Melissa Mock - a generous and helpful lady who's unique photographs and commitment to Desmond Bagley have been much appreciated. Thank you.


To Christian Henriksson - who in the early days helped me get to the bottom of the erroneous 'extra' novel. For lots of great information check out Christian’s site. Cheerful.
 

To Graham Jackson - also a family friend and professional photographer who lives on Guernsey. Graham supplied Bagley with his promotional photographs, and very generously allowed me to rifle through them. He also offered more excellent anecdotes. Generous with no strings.


To Oxford Bookworms - Please see the section on educational titles. Helpful publisher.
 

To the Department of Special Collections at Boston University, (USA) especially: Mr. J C Johnson, Mr. S D Noel and Dr. H Gotlieb Top-class resource, protecting our inheritance for posterity.


To
Mike Ripley - at Getting Away With Murder. A friendly, vastly knowledgable stalwart of the thriller genre, and a published author in his own right.


To
Ryuji Okuyama in Japan for information about Japanese publications. Sadly the publishers have not replied to my enquiry and so details of their books have been kept back. Ryuji has information on a lot of other authors on his web-site. Unexpected kindness.
 

To Ron Hulland - Bookseller-friend to the Bagley's, who has offered much help and many anecdotes.
 

To
Mike Bygrave - Thank you.


To
Neil Bousfield - Thank you.


To
Ian Hamilton - Thank you.
 

 And not least to Joan Bagley herself, without whose kind help and encouragement I would have found the job of researching back to a period over twenty-five years past, more difficult than it was. Though ill for a long time before her untimely death, she was always willing to talk about her husband's career, and the pride she had in his achievements was clear to all. I was one lucky enough to make her acquaintance. The world will be a sadder place without her.


A project such as this cannot be done entirely alone. Those people listed above have given of their help very freely and unconditionally. That such people exist has cheered me greatly. Any errors in the content of this site are my responsibility, and mine alone.