‘New’ Mockingbird release date this July!

News that a new Harper Lee novel will be published has surprised and delighted me!

To Kill A Mockingbird author - Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird has always been one of my Top Ten books

ever since I studied it at school.

This ‘new’ book was apparently written before Mockingbird and has been misplaced in a ‘bottom drawer’ ever since. Called ‘Go Set A Watchman‘ it centres around Scout as an adult woman and to me it offers a tantalising insight in to how the young Scout lived her life after the traumas of To Kill A Mockingbird.

Amidst worries that Harper Lee, who is 88, has been somehow ‘cajoled’ into publishing this unedited book, there has been widespread excitement throughout the literary world.

This has reminded me that I was supposed to have posted my Top Ten Books some time ago at the prompting of my writer friend Wendy H Jones but we have both been very busy lately. I’ve been finishing my Ridge Walker sequel and Wendy has been working hard  with the publication of her first crime novel set in her home town of Dundee, Scotland. Killer’s Countdown is a great read and I will soon be interviewing her for this blog.

Look out for my Top Ten Novels of all time, in my humble opinion of course, later this week!

All the best!


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