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An Illustrated Maycomb Map

To celebrate Go Set A Watchman's release into paperback we present illustrator Stuart Hill's beautifully designed interactive map of Maycomb. Introduced by Waterstones Onlines’ Sally Campbell.

Five things we loved this week

Our literary round-up of the last seven days

Six reasons why you should read Crooked Heart

Our next Book Club title is Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans. A hilarious, madcap novel set in Blitz-era England, full of criminal enterprise and more than a touch of Dickens.

Our Booksellers review: Go Set a Watchman

It's been a week since the publication of Harper Lee's second novel, here's what our booksellers and other reviewers think so far

In pictures - Our Go Set a Watchman midnight openings

Some great pictures from our midnight openings for Go Set a Watchman

Review: Go Set a Watchman

After reading through the night, one of our booksellers shares their thoughts on Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman

Five questions we have after the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman

And we still have to wait until next week before we can get any answers.

The book I've always meant to read: To Kill a Mockingbird

With the news of Go Set a Watchman, one of our booksellers decided it was finally time to read Harper Lee's original classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Every man's island, Jean Louise, every man's watchman, is his conscience

Penguin Random House recently released the first line from Go Set a Watchman and are asking for your artwork!

The Long Wait - 'The Year of Literary Comebacks'

Some of the best literary comebacks (that, when you think about it, don't really count as comebacks).

Karen Maitland Q&A

Karen Maitland answers questions on the inspiration behind The Vanishing Witch, historical locations and what she is looking forward to reading this year.

Harper Lee to publish a second novel, fifty-five years after To Kill A Mockingbird.

Well, this is unexpected. Harper Lee, famously reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to publish a new novel titled Go Set a Watchman on 14th July.

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