Harper Lee in 2007 when receiving the presidential medal of freedom, at the White House, Washington. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years – the release of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman – comes yet another strange twist t(...)

Pulitzer Prize winner and writer of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Harper Lee. News that a rediscovered book by the author is to be published by HarperCollins has divided opinion in her home town of Monroeville, Alabama. A state investigation into whether Lee had sufficient mental awareness to approve the new book’s publication is taking place. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The doubts arose almost immediately when HarperCollins announced last month that it would release a rediscovered book by Harper Lee: Did Lee – 88, pub(...)