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Harper Lee in a local courthouse while visting her home town of Monroeville in 1961. Photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Harper Lee, who has died aged 89, was the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Her story of race relations and injustice set in the American south in th(...)

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch with Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

“When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play footba(...)

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee, in a  courthouse in her hometown. File photograph: Donald Uhrbrock/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

This time last year news editors and literary journalists were intent on sourcing advance copies of the rejected first novel from which Harper Lee sha(...)

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, in her father’s law office while visiting her home town of Monroeville, Alabama. Photograph:  Donald Uhrbrock//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Seven facts about Harper Lee
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  • February 19, 2016, 17:50

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird became one of the most beloved books in US literary history. Here are seven facts about Lee, who died at the age o(...)

Tributes have been paid to author Harper Lee who has died. Photograph: Dana Mixer/The New York Times

Tributes have been paid to ‘Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee whose death has been announced. ‘Harper Lee’ became the top trending term worldwid(...)

Clearing Dermot Connolly  to take part in last Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay came as a surprise. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Book shops stayed open through the night when Go Set A Watchman, the ‘re-discovered’ sequel to Harper Lee classic 1960 novel To Kill A Mocking Bird(...)

“Watchman,” written in the 1950s, was a first draft of “Mockingbird”. Photograph: EPA

Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel “Go Set A Watchman” has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.(...)

Easons said issues with a delivery of the much-anticipated ’Go set a watchman’’ means stores across Ireland will not get their shipments until Saturday at the earliest. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Harper Lee fans are being forced to wait a little bit longer for the author’s second novel as problems with a print run appear to have left blank line(...)

Gregory Peck  as attorney Atticus Finch in a scene from the 1962 movie To Kill a Mockingbird. While the trial is pivotal to the book, Go Set a Watchman is more about the grown Scout, now Jean Louise and her coming to terms with her world and also what she perceives as her father’s racism. Photograph: AP Photo

1. It is a complete manuscript. It was first submitted in 1957and is very much of its time. 2. The third-person narrative voice is awkwardly handled. (...)

The first chapter of Harper Lee’s eagerly-awaited novel Go Set a Watchman has been released, portraying Scout Finch, central figure of her much-loved (...)

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