Arrrrgh! Treasure Island sequel on the way
In news from across the pond, the BBC notes that England's former poet laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, is writing a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." The book, due to be published in 2012, will return to the story a generation later, as Jim Hawkins Jr. and Long John Silver's daughter seek out some pirate treasure that is still missing on the island.
How very British -- revisiting a classic without zombies or sea monsters. In the hands of a more cutting-edge author, Long John would be bitten by a vampire and set sail with a crew of dead men, seeking out his buried treasure.
By the way, here's a link if you want to read the original Treasure Island.Yo ho ho!