Go Set a Watchman: To Kill a Mockingbird’s sequel

As a devout, self-confessed Literature nerd and book-lover, I constantly get asked “What is your favourite book?“…

The answer is always the same: To Kill a Mockingbird. I, along with millions of other readers, have always hoped and dreamed of the day where Harper Lee would release a sequel to her Pulitzer prize-winning debut. 55 years later, Harper Lee has revealed that she is going to do exactly that.

It has been revealed that Go Set a Watchman was in fact written by Lee before To Kill a Mockingbird, yet it’s setting is located some 20 years after the latter. The sequel will unite readers with the beloved character of Scout Finch as she returns to her former home of Maycomb County to visit several characters from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Apparently the novel was finished in the mid 1950s, but Lee believed that she had lost the original manuscript. That is until her friend Tonja Carter rediscovered it attached to an original typescript of To Kill a Mockingbird last year.

Penguin Random House has already bought the rights to the book, and Jonathan Ruppin from the booksellers Foyles has gone as far as saying “We can close the book on the bestselling novel of 2015 right now”.

So, who else is excited? Feel free to leave comments below – I would love to hear your opinion! To Kill a Mockingbird has long been established as a literary classic that continues to teach us important life lessons, but here is a reminder of the comical reference to the novel in The Simpsons



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  1. Reblogged this on Polymnia Blues.


  2. A well written article – enjoyed it – keep sharing!


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