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COVER STORY Media ensure a comfy rise for Bill Shorten

CANBERRA OBSERVED Can Liberals' broad church survive schism?

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Middle-East time bomb: youth unemployment

ENVIRONMENT Europe's freeze further proof of global warming!

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Cashless debit card records positive results

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Liberals' Tasmanian victory: the implications

OPINION The height of absurdity: education as business

ECONOMICS AND CHINA Eyes averted from the dragon in the marketplace

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM The state attacking the Church: lessons from history

FAMILY POLITICS A Trojan horse for monitoring children

NORTH AMERICA The cultural and political mosaic that is Canada

CINEMA Mary Magdalene on film: a new interpretation

MUSIC Audio-visual: or, how to watch your music

CINEMA The Adventures of Tintin: A light amid the bleakness

BOOK REVIEW Taking arms against the gender fluid fad

BOOK REVIEW Narrative history from a great writer



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Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee


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(William Heinemann, London, 2015)
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN: 9781785150289
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Book description

Go Set a Watchman is set in the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill A Mockingbird some 20 years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude towards society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.

Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and controversially published in July 2015 as a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, though it was later confirmed to be To Kill a Mockingbird’s first draft.

About the author

Harper Lee (April 28, 1926–February 19, 2016) is most widely known for the American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize. Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature, even though at the time she had published only a single book. Lee received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She was also known for assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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