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Happy News for Harper Lee fans

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Yesterday, arguably the most exciting literary announcement was made: Harper Lee is to release a second novel!


Since the release of To Kill a Mockingbird, her beloved first novel, 55 years ago, Harper Lee has lived away from the spotlight. This new novel is expected to be a ‘sequel’ to her first. Unknown to some, this new work, which is to be titled Go Set a Watchman, was the original premise for To Kill a Mockingbird – changed as her editor thought the flashback scenes to Scout’s youth could form a novel in its own right. Thank goodness Harper Lee listened to this advice!


All we know so far about this new release, other than its title, is that it follows an adult Scout who returns to her hometown of Maycomb to visit her father, Atticus Finch. I for one cannot contain my excitement, especially as the release date for this novel happens to be four days before my birthday…

Kelly, currently interning at A&B

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