Published by Arrow Books Ltd on June 24th 2010
Genres: Young Adult
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'
A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the thirties. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, an anti-racist novel, a historical drama of the Great Depression and a sublime example of the Southern writing tradition.
I don’t know about you but I have read this book so often and still I go back and read it again. It’s one of my all time favourites and a go-to read when I am between books or can’t think exactly what it is I want to read about. So then I wander past the bookshelves and then this book catches my eye (again) and I end up flicking through it and reading my favourite passages.
And so, it was about time, that I created a new candle to complement one of my favourite books. Scout Literary Candle smells like cold iced tea on a hot summer’s day, with just a touch of mint. You can find it in the shop now.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2010 Reading Challenge