‘To Kill A Mockingbird 2’: Harper Lee To Release Sequel To Groundbreaking Book

Published: Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015 by David
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In 1960, the author Harper Lee broke sensitive ground with the release of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, the story of a black man falsely accused of a crime he did not commit.

In 2015, the author has revealed that she is to release the book’s sequel, doing so following the murders of African-American teenagers Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown, whose deaths have oft been linked to the book’s slamming of racism.

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The Telegraph reports:

It is set 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird ends. Scout returns to visit her father in Maycomb, Alabama but “is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood”.

In a statement, Lee, 88, said: “In the mid-1950s, I complete a novel called Go Set a Watchman.

“It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort.

“My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout’s childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became To Kill a Mockingbird) from the point of view of the young Scout.

“I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn’t realized it (the original book) had survived, so was surprised and delighted when my dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter discovered it.

“After much thought and hesitation, I shared it with a handful of people I trust and was pleased to hear that they considered it worthy of publication. I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years.”

Carter found the manuscript “at a secure location where it had been affixed to an original typescript of To Kill A Mockingbird”.

The book will be published in the US by HarperCollins and in the UK by William Heinemann.

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most beloved novels ever written, with worldwide sales of over 40 million.

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  1. RDK February 3, 2015

    cool.

  2. Valerie February 3, 2015

    Wow this should be interesting. That is a classic novel and one of my all time faves. I hope she follows it through well!

  3. FutureCIARA February 3, 2015

    A classic. I appreciate that you all make various types of post

  4. The One February 3, 2015

    One of Alabama’s great writes. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book!!

  5. TLCLEGENDS February 3, 2015

    Can beyonce read it?

    • Toohotfortv February 3, 2015

      That, my friend, is hilarious. And I like Beyoncé. Lol

    • Tyler February 3, 2015

      Yes, I’d imagine it would be hard for Rihanna though. Reading is damn near impossible to do with two black eyes.

  6. african music lover February 3, 2015

    A certain cake like lady gaga was draged for filth…….

    February 3, 2015 at 11:03 am
    Barb Wire says:
    +4
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    working at this posh law
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    things basics brag about) . In
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    • Barb-wire February 4, 2015

      That wasn’t me lol, just some troll who thought that she could get away with it but I’m glad she dragged that no life having how Fake like gaga.

      • Barb-wire February 4, 2015

        *h**

  7. Casual-T February 3, 2015

    Harper Lee is still alive?!!!!

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