The Le Vasseur connection

Desmond Bagley's portrait 'Moon Fantasy' by Guernsey based artist Peter Le Vasseur © 1980 Peter Le Vasseur.

Peter Le Vasseur is an artist of international recognition, his paintings depict strong images linked to environmental themes and he was Bagley’s friend and portrait artist. Linda Le Vasseur was Guernsey’s first female ordained minister and most likely the only person to have ever interview Bagley for radio. Their friendship with the Bagleys started at a drinks reception on HMS Guernsey in June 1979.

The Desmond Bagley Collection at the Priaulx Library

The Desmond Bagley Collection at the Priaulx Library, Candie House, Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. © The Bagley Brief.

A new Desmond Bagley archive collection has been established at the Priaulx Library in Guernsey. Designed to complement the Desmond Bagley collection held at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center in Boston U.S.A., the new collection will provide a link between the Bailiwick and Boston giving islanders and visitors a chance to view Bagley material in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Bagley Blue Plaque Unveiled

The Blue Plaque at Desmond and Joan Bagley’s former residence Câtel House, now renamed Bagley Hall, in the Rohais de Haut, St. Andrew, Guernsey. © The Bagley Brief.

Today, Friday 11th May, Guernsey’s eighth Blue Plaque was unveiled by the Bailiff Sir Richard John Collas to honour the thriller writer Desmond Bagley and his wife Joan Bagley. The Blue Plaque was issued under the auspices of Guernsey Museums and is only the second on the island to recognise an author.