Desmond Bagley site – A well established site about Bagley, his life and work, created by Nigel Alefounder, who also runs the Desmond Bagley Facebook account. Nigel’s website celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 and is a ‘must view’ for Bagley fans.
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center – Based at Boston University, Massacheusetts, U.S.A. the centre is a repository for individuals in the fields of literature, criticism, journalism, drama, music, film, civil rights, diplomacy and national affairs. They hold the Desmond Bagley collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, scrapbooks, audio recordings, and other material.
The Priaulx Library – Located at Candie House, Candie Gardens, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, the library holds around 100 items relating to the author, including rare manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and printed material.
Running Blind archive – Research sites
Airliners.net – Aircraft data, aviation articles, news & photos.
Flugheimur.is – Icelandic database for aviation data, aviation articles, news & photos.
Kelly Books & Magazines – Specalising in the literature of broadcasting and mass media, supplier of Radio Times back numbers.
Norman Weaver – A site dedicated to the life and work of artist and photographer Norman Weaver, FSIAD, FZS.
Radio Times Archive – A well researched site providing a general overview of the history of The Radio Times.
Skatkisboeke – Treasure Chest Books – An archive site specialising in Africana paperback stories from 1950’s & 60’s and photo book stories from the 1970’s.
Tímarit.is – A digital library giving access to the printed cultural heritage that is preserved in newspapers and periodicals of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
Running Blind archive – Commercial sites
Duchray Castle – A location used during the filming of the television adaptation: ‘Nestled in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Forest lies Duchray Castle, a 500 year old tower house linked with Rob Roy. Now newly renovated it offers luxury accommodation and a warm welcome in a stunning, secluded location’.
Fosshótel Húsavík – A location used during the filming of the television adaptation: ‘Húsavík is often called the Whale Watching Capital of Europe and the hotel is probably one of the world’s only whale-themed hotels, with unique features and exhibitions displaying these marine mammals in the form of pictures, paintings, sculptures and a large whale stamp collection. The Moby Dick Restaurant and Bar is based on the famous book and movie Moby Dick’.
Hótel Borg – A location used during the filming of the television adaptation: ‘Dignified and imposing, Hótel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur, in the heart of Reykjavík, across from Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral’.
Hótel Norðurland – A location used in the novel (then known as Hótel Varðborg): Comfort in the heart of Akureyri.
Hressó – Hressingarskálinn is a bar/restaurant located at Austurstræti 20, in downtown Reykjavík 101 used during the filming of the television adaptation.
Húsavík Hotels – A family run company who offer a wide variety of accommodation in and around Húsavík, from budget hostels to luxurious hotel rooms with a view.
Reykjavík Natura Icelandair Hotel – A location (Hótel Loftleiðir) used during the filming of the television adaptation: ‘Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura is a newly refurbished hotel located in the beautiful surroundings of Öskjuhlíð hill and Nauthólsvík beach’.
The following publications, blogs & podcasts have kindly cited this website and its author.
‘Comrade Bagley’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 164. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine July 2020.
‘Catherine – One Love Is Enough: cover art by Pino Dell’Orco’ Catherine de Montsalvy: Linda Compagnoni Walther [online] 16th February 2020. The official website of the World of Catherine de Montsalvy, Juliette Benzoni’s literary heroine, curated by Linda Compagnoni Walther.
‘Crime Fiction: Domino Island‘ Friends of Oundle Library: Cornish Eskimo [online] 17th July 2019.
‘Review: Desmond Bagley’s ‘missing’ novel, Domino Island‘ The Deighton Dossier Blog: Rob Mallows [online] 16th May 2019.
‘Long-lost book by Desmond Bagley to be released almost half a century after it was written’ by Joe Fletcher The Westmorland Gazette (Newsquest Media Group Ltd, 2019) [online] 11th May 2019.
‘Podcast No. 18 – Domino Island – background information’ Desmond Bagley on the Internet: Nigel Alefounder [online] 2nd May 2019.
‘Vintage Corner’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 150. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine May 2019.
‘Desmond Bagley thriller shelved in row over Newman film sees light of day after 47 years’ by Dalya Alberge The Sunday Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited, 2019) 21st April 2019, p. 3. ‘Lost Desmond Bagley novel Domino Island published three decades after writer pulled manuscript’ by Dalya Alberge The Sunday Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group Limited, 2019) [online] 20th April 2019.
‘Podcast No. 17 – An introduction to Domino Island‘ Desmond Bagley on the Internet: Nigel Alefounder [online] 17th January 2019.
‘The Mackintosh Man’ Phil Wilkinson & Richard Lovejoy on ReelStreets [online]. The study of commercially distributed world cinema and TV films with more than 110 years of film and movie locations, 16th January 2019.
‘Bagging a Fresh Bagley’ in The Rap Sheet Crime and Thriller ezine January 2019.
‘Better Late than Never’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 146. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine January 2019.
‘Toasting Desmond’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 144. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine November 2018.
‘Bagley Hall – Rohais de Haut, St Andrew’s’ by Trevor Cooper Mansion Manor & Merchant Houses – Guernsey architecture and social heritage (Guernsey: Blue Ormer Publishing, 2018) 30th October 2018, pp. 16-17.
‘Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco’ by John Freeman Down The Tubes – Promoting Comics on the Web Since 1998 [online] 21st October 2018.
‘Bagley Remembered’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 139. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine June 2018.
‘Desmond Bagley’s Blue Plaque’ Blood & Trowels: Jason Monaghan [online] 13th May 2018.
‘Blue plaque for thriller couple’ by Aaron Carpenter Guernsey Press (Guernsey Press, 2018) 12th May 2018, p. 7.
‘Bagley Blue Plaque unveiled’ Bailiwick Express 12th May 2018.
‘Guernsey Literary Festival event programme 2018’ 10th May 2018, pp. 6, 16.
‘Bloggers Before their Time’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 137. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine April 2018.
‘Thriller Island’ Mike Ripley in Getting Away With Murder No. 136. SHOTS Crime and Thriller ezine March 2018.
‘Broken Covers’ Spy Write: Jeff Quest [online] 14th February 2018.
‘View to a thrill’ by Nick Le Messurier Guernsey Press (Guernsey Press, 2018) 29th January 2018, p. 17.
‘Podcast No. 19 – Running Blind – Desmond Bagley Review by Matthew Bradford’ Spybrary: Shane Whaley [online] 30th September 2017.
‘Appendix I – The Leading Players: Desmond Bagley / Notes & References’ Mike Ripley Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (London: HarperCollins, May 2017) 2017, pp. 397, 406, 414. ISBN: 978-0008172237
‘M/Fe “Tungenes” 1966-1974’ Skipsarkiv Rogaland [online] (Tau, Norway: Hatteland Maritime Info.) 4th May 2017
‘Podcast No. 9 – Running Blind’ Desmond Bagley on the Internet: Nigel Alefounder [online] 28th March 2017.
‘Speaking of Desmond Bagley: An Interview with author Peter James’ [online] Peter James 12th January 2017.
‘Bag a Bit of Bagley’ The Deighton Dossier Blog: Rob Mallows [online] 8th December 2016.
‘Bibliography – Websites’ Alan Burton Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction (Washington: Rowman & Littlefield, April 2016) 2016, p. 495. ISBN: 978-1442255869
‘Kim Philby: A traitor on honeymoon’ by Guy Walters The Telegraph [online] (London: Telegraph Media Group Limited, 2015) 21st March 2015.
‘Kim Philby: The smile that hides a traitor’s misery’ by Guy Walters The Sunday Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group Limited, 2015) 22nd March 2015, p. 24.
Note: The photographic compilations, subject of the above articles, which relate to the post-defection life of H.A.R. ‘Kim’ Philby have now been accessioned into the national collection at the Imperial War Museum in London. The IWM supports and encourages research into their collections and they are open to the public. The catalogue link for these items can be found here.
‘Eastwood in Bagley’s Footsteps’ by Steinþór Guðbjartsson Morgunblaðið (Reykjavík: mbl.is / Árvakur hf., 2015) 18th February 2015, p. 01.
‘Sumarhúsið fundið’ by Steinþór Guðbjartsson Morgunblaðið (Reykjavík: mbl.is / Árvakur hf., 2015) 20th February 2015, p. 18.
‘Hidden in plain sight’ Jeremy Duns Official Website Blog [online] 5th January 2015.