Joy Brown with a letter from Harper Lee
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Harper Lee had planned more books, says friend Joy Brown

Fifty-five years after writing To Kill A Mockingbird, author Harper Lee is finally publishing the novel which started it all.

Go Set a Watchman was written in the mid-1950s, but Lee was persuaded by her editor to use some of the story's flashback sequences for a different novel.

It was rediscovered when her lawyer found it with the original To Kill a Mockingbird manuscript in a safety deposit box.

The novel, which is already the most pre-ordered title since the final Harry Potter instalment, will be released on 14 July.

Will Gompertz reports.

  • 10 Jul 2015
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