Category Archives: Harper Lee

Top Summer Reads

My reading of Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls,’ a coming-of-age story complicated by a brutality that breeds in the Californian heat, was somewhat subsumed by my general wish for a scorching hot summer to begin.  In true British fashion, I’m always happy … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)

I’m trying to be restrained here, because ‘Go Set a Watchman’ is currently displayed wall to wall in my local bookshops and I really want to give it time before succumbing to the hype.  I didn’t read ‘Mockingbird’ until 35 … Continue reading

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