The news that Harper Lee was going to publish a ‘new’ novel 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird sent the internet into a frenzy seven weeks ago. Since then there have been articles every week about the writer and Go Set a Watchman. How excited was I this morning then when, as I waited for a train, an email arrived in my inbox telling me that the jacket would be revealed today?
And here it is:
First thoughts – I love the colours, particularly the variations of orange. It’s very striking. I like the nod to To Kill a Mockingbird too as the two books are obviously closely related. I particularly love that the bird and the branch are silhouetted, they stand out against that bright background. Most of all though, it’s made me really excited to read what’s going to be behind such a bold, confident jacket.
What do you think of it?