The much-anticipated new novel by Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, has gone on sale around the world.
Many bookshops remained open all night to cope with demand. Several hundred snapped up copies at midnight at Foyles bookstore in London.
The book is set 20 years after the events of Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
“We had a buzzy evening with the queue starting to form at 10pm,” said marketing manager Simon Heafield.
“If this evening is anything to go by, Go Set a Watchman will live up to its billing as the publishing event of the year.”
In Harper Lee’s hometown, Monroeville in Alabama, a delivery of 7,000 copies of Go Set a Watchman arrived at the small independent Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe shortly before midnight.
“I’ve had people calling from as far away as from England looking for the book early,” shop keeper Spencer Madrie told Reuters news agency. There were cheers when the shop’s doors opened. BBC: Continue reading