Literary Birthday – 29 October – Desmond Bagley

Desmond Bagley was born 29 October 1923, and died 12 April 1983.

‘If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.’

Desmond Bagley was the UK’s best-selling crime novelist in the 1970s. He was known, along with fellow British writers, Hammond Innes and Alistair MacLean, for establishing the basic conventions of the thriller genre.

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Posted on: 29th October 2015