Andy Briggs, whose collaboration with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY brought the hundred year old Tarzan character swinging into the 21st Century, and Jim Sullos of ERB Inc., will talk to John Waite and be accompanied by cultural historian Jeffrey Richards and Desmond Morris, who'll be there to discuss the plausibility of the notion of a baby being raised by apes!
The program will air on Monday 27th February 2012, at 4.00pm on BBC Radio 4.
TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY was published by Faber in the UK in 2011 and has been sold in China, Czech Republic, Greece and Israel. The sequel, TARZAN: JUNGLE WARRIOR will be published this year, in time for the centenary celebrations.
Praise for TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY:
'I fell in love with Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan when I was 11 years old, and was jealous when he married that silly Jane. I would have been even more jealous of the Jane in TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY - she is not silly at all! And what a stroke of brilliance to transform Tarzan into an eco-warrior. The Lord of the Jungle is with us still.' -- Dr Jane Goodall
'Tarzan is back with a bloodcurdling roar! An epic re-book of the classic series.' -- Eoin Colfer, author of ARTEMIS FOWL
'CRACKING jungle adventure with the one and only, all- time best eco-warrior, Tarzan.' -- MG Harris, author of THE JOSHUA FILES
'Wow! All the things I loved about the original Tarzan books rebooted for modern-day Africa, with a plot that will whisk you off your feet and swing you through the trees at breakneck speed.' -- Roderick Gordon, author of TUNNELS
'This is a lion-roaring read of an adventure that seized me from the first page and refused to let go.The action is breathless, the characters are enthralling and the environmental message is vital. Tarzan is not only stunningly reborn, he is more relevant today than he ever was.' -- Chris Bradford, author of YOUNG SAMURAI
'A hero that doesn't have special powers, can't do magic, and isn't an angel? Andy's Tarzan doesn't need them; he kicks ass from the moment he appears in the first chapter.' -- David Gatward, author of THE DEAD, THE DARK, THE DAMNED
'An awesome African adventure. The legend of Tarzan is in great hands.' -- Steve Feasey, author of CHANGELING
'A white-knuckle adventure worthy of Burroughs at his best. Andy Briggs' Tarzan is a stunning achievement.' -- William Hussey, author of WITCHFINDER