Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies Trivia
Something around twenty publishers rejected Lord of the Flies.
William Golding was knighted in 1988. Make that Sir William Golding.
The TV series Lost has a long list of similarities to Lord of the Flies. Check out what the people over at Lostpedia think.
Piggy's glasses could not really have been used to start a fire because he was near-sighted. Nearsighted people use concave lenses, which wouldn't have been able to focus light in the correct way to produce a spark. (source and source)