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Old 10-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Let dead authors rest in peace - please.

Last week, I was distraught to learn that A A Milne's trustees had allowed David Benedictus to wirte a sequel to Winnie the Pooh.

Now, Douglas Adams' estate has Eoen Colfer writing a sequel to "The Hitchhiker's Guide..."

(And there's other authors who have been treated similarly - Ian Fleming comes to mind).

As far as I can see, it is just a sordid money grabbing exercise - "Dig up the dead and get them to dance for a few more pennies."

I know that David Benedictus and Eoen Colfer are already established authors, but don't they have a conscience? How do they justify it to themselves?

Am I the only one who feels strongly about this?
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