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Short Info

DiedApril 12, 1983, Southampton, United Kingdom
SpouseJoan Margaret Brown

Desmond Bagley was born on October 23, 1923, in Longsight, Manchester, England. His parents were Joseph and Annie Bagley. He had four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. Bagley was educated at the local primary school and then at Manchester Grammar School. He left school at the age of 16 to become a clerk in a solicitor’s office.

Bagley began his career as a journalist on the Manchester Evening News. He then moved to London and worked for the Daily Mail. In 1955, he joined the staff of the Sunday Times. He became a full-time writer in 1960.

Bagley’s first novel, The Golden Keel, was published in 1963. It was followed by The Tightrope Men (1964), The Freedom Trap (1966), The Snow Tiger (1970), The Enemy (1972), Flyaway (1974), and Wyatt’s Hurricane (1976). His last novel, The Voyage of the Stella, was published posthumously in 1978.

Bagley was married twice. His first wife was Sheila Dainton, with whom he had two sons. His second wife was Anne Scott-James, with whom he had a daughter.

Bagley died of a heart attack on December 11, 1983, at his home in Jersey, Channel Islands.

General Info

Full NameDesmond Bagley
DiedApril 12, 1983, Southampton, United Kingdom
ProfessionJournalist, Author, Novelist


SpouseJoan Margaret Brown
ParentsJohn Bagley, Hannah Bagley


MoviesThe Vivero Letter, The Mackintosh Man

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The Enemy2001book
The Vivero Letter1999novel
Running Blind1979TV Series novel "Running Blind" - 3 episodes
The MacKintosh Man1973novel "The Freedom Trap"

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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