Pirates! An Adventure on Drivetime
Sunny day dawns again and boy are we all getting used to lovely spring weather. If it goes back to the seasonal norm anytime soon, we'll get a mighty shock. There are small furry things falling from a tree in the garden which is messing up the estate somewhat but apart from that and the foxes and the almost total absence of grass, it's looking lovely.
Thanks for the techie comments and words will be said. Thank you for your patience (assuming you have any left). Store that computer rage and take it out on an inanimate object near you. But probably not your computer...
Today we welcome Sir Andrew Motion to Drivetime. The former poet laureate (or more likely Poet Laureate) has written 'Silver-A Return to Treasure Island' and as you might have guessed, it is a follow up to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. Which I don't believe I have ever read. But all the language has been with us since 1881 when it first was published as a serial in a childrens magazine called Young Folks. The pirates with parrots, buried treasure, X marking the spot, pieces of eight, yo ho ho and all that come from Treasure Island. These days young readers don't have to wait too long before a sequel to their favourite new book. But RL Stevenson fans have waited 131 years for a new Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver story! Well it is here now and Andrew Motion will explain more at 6.
So obviously, it's TREASURE ISLAND oldies today. So much to work with! Rich pickings indeed.
Have a creative and stimulating Tuesday, see you after 5