Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Will Make Its First Appearance in The Guardian
Harper Lee’s sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman will hit shelves across the world 14th July 2015. The story was originally written in the 1950s but later set aside after Lee’s editor advised her to write a story from Scout’s point of view after he became fascinated with the flashback’s to the characters childhood.
A first look at chapter one of Go Set a Watchman will be posted Friday 10th July at 5:01am on The Guardian’s website and available just a day later in print in The Guardian’s Weekend magazine. The first part of the audio book, narrated by Reese Witherspoon will also be available to listen to online.
Go Set a Watchman will be Lee’s first published work in more than 50 years, and her publisher has informed fans that the book will be graphic and mature, one definitely not aimed at children.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.
You can pre-order Go Set a Watchman now from Amazon.co.uk