The Ladder and the Tree
Based on Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The author of Lord of the Flies and Free Fall recalls his childhood-a childhood of many terrors, with a cemetery over the wall, ancient cellars, Latin to be learned-recalls his ebullient father, and the chestnut tree which became the boy's inviolable retreat.Tweet
In Context | Lord of the Flies
The social and cultural background to ''Lord of the Flies'', explored through archive footage, readings and personal accounts.
Kaleidoscope Extra | Fostering Fiction
When literary editor Charles Monteith first saw William Golding's manuscript of Lord of The Flies it was a good deal longer and less focused. He pruned it and reshaped it together with the author and the book launched Golding's career. Kate Figes talks to Monteith and to Liz Calder, one of the new generation of editors, as well as to authors themselves, about that vital link between them and their work and how it is changing in the modern publishing world.