Harper Lee to publish a To Kill a Mockingbird sequel… 12



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The To Kill a Mockingbird author has announced that age the age of 88 she will be publishing her next book!

But there’s a catch… Apparently it was written about 50 years ago before her incredibly successful, To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird has sold over 40 million copies worldwide since it was published in 1960. But according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lee has revealed that she actually wrote this other book, Go Set a Watchman, first.

The SMH reports that she released a statement saying that she wrote Go Set a Watchman about a woman named Scout. Her editor then requested her to re-write the story from Scout’s perspective as a child – and this was the result!

As it turns out, the book reads almost like a sequel to, To Kill a Mockingbird, when Scout returns to Alabama to see her father, Atticus.

The publisher Jonathan Burnham said, “This is a remarkable literary event. The existence of Go Set a Watchman was unknown until recently, and its discovery is an extraordinary gift to the many readers and fans of To Kill a Mockingbird. Reading in many ways like a sequel to Harper Lee’s classic novel, it is a compelling and ultimately moving narrative about a father and a daughter’s relationship, and the life of a small Alabama town living through the racial tensions of the 1950s.”

There are plans to print two million copies of the new book – one that we’re sure will go quite quickly.
Tell us, will you try to get a copy of Go Set a Watchman? 

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  1. Bravo #HarperLee. If her sequel to #ToKillAMockingbird is as great as original, it will inspire us all. Age is timeless

  2. How amazing to have put the book away and forgotten it. I look forward to it’s release and to anticipating a brilliant sequel

  3. How exciting! It will be interesting to read. Wonderful if it comes anywhere near her marvellous book.

  4. Can’t wait…..Love herreasonfor not publishing after Mockingbird…in case it wasn’t as good. Remains to be seen how goodthis new book is.

  5. Love To Kill A Mocking Bird. I’ve heard that the new book is about an adult Scout coming back to her home town. Also it being released in July but that may be in the States and not here.

  6. Did she really write To Kill a Mockingbird alone or with Truman Capote? Or did he write it? Is this new find too good to be true given the timing? Regardless, a wonderful book.

  7. I believe To kill a mocking bird was writtrn by her good friend Truman Capote and given to her to publish under her name I am sure we fund out if/when this is true if n when the next book is oublushed

  8. Something fishy here! I suspect it was ghost-written recently and she needs the $$ now!

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