Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Courtroom drama

There are very few books that attain iconic cultural status, and even fewer that do so during the author's lifetime. It must have been very strange indeed for Harper Lee to have witnessed the extraordinary success of To Kill A Mockingbird and the industry that's grown up around it (branded onesie, anyone?). Of course, the famous recluse has done so from a distance - something which has no doubt contributed to the steady stream of litigation and squabbles over autobiographies that have characterised her late life.

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