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Harper Lee

Although only two of her books - To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman - were published, Harper Lee is very much a literary icon. Born in Alabama on 28 April, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee brought the world the unforgettable characters Atticus Finch, Scout and Gem and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.

Over 40 million copies of To Kill a Mockingbird have now been sold and the 1962 film adaptation starring Gregory Peck won four Academy Awards. Despite the success of this book, Harper Lee preferred to live a quiet life. She assisted her friend Truman Capote’s research for In Cold Blood during the 1950s and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. Go Set a Watchmen was originally billed as a continuation of Atticus and Scout’s story but was later confirmed as To Kill a Mockingbird’s first draft upon its release in 2015. Harper Lee died in February, 2016.

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

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    Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.

    Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.

    As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.

    Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and follow-up Go Set a Watchman was also a huge success, Now is the perfect time to rediscover this hugely important book.
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  • Go Set a Watchman

    Harper Lee

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    From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision - a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

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    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'. Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel - a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.
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