Mr Peter Warner, third from left, with his crew in 1968, including the survivors from ‘Ata. Photograph: Fairfax Media Archives/via Getty Images

What would happen if a group of poorly equipped, hungry, frightened and lost schoolboys washed up on a deserted tropical island? Would they manage to survive or would they revert to savagery? In 1954 British author William Goldman published his first novel, Lord of the Flies, which has become one of the classics of 20th…

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