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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9780434020485
  • Imprint: William Heinemann
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99

To Kill A Mockingbird

A special edition to celebrate 50 years since the first publication of this unforgettable classic

Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of this classic novel – a black man charged with attacking a white girl. Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Lee explores the issues of race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s with compassion and humour. She also creates one of the great heroes of literature in their father, whose lone struggle for justice pricks the conscience of a town steeped in prejudice and hypocrisy.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9780434020485
  • Imprint: William Heinemann
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $39.99

About the Author

Harper Lee

Harper Lee was born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended Huntington College and studied law at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and numerous other literary awards and honours. She died on 19 February 2016.

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Praise for To Kill A Mockingbird

“Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humour. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable”

Truman Capote

“There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition”

Sunday Times

“Her book is lifted...into the rare company of those that linger in the memory...”


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