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Newspapers to pre-publish first chapter of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

The Guardian and the Wall Street Journal will publish the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) online on 10 July before the novel’s release on 14 July. An excerpt from the audiobook edition read by Reese Witherspoon (Random House) will also be released on the same day. Go Set a Watchman, which is set after To Kill a Mockingbird, has been kept under tight embargo. The Bookseller reports that the publisher hasn’t sent any proofs to reviewers and has asked that international publishers interested in purchasing the rights fly to London to read the manuscript at the office of literary agent Andrew Nurnberg. Review copies will be offered after the publication day. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, pre-sales pushed the novel to the top of various bestseller charts soon after the announcement of its publication. 



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