Penguin Random House has offered staff a first edition of Harper Lee’s forthcoming novel Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) for a special price of £5.
The offer was made to coincide with Lee’s 89th birthday today (28th April).
Staff at all Penguin Random House sites, including its warehouse divisions, were sent the offer at lunchtime today.
A limit of three copies per person was put in place.
Go Set a Watchman, written before To Kill a Mockingbird, will be released in the UK on 14th July.
The book is set during the mid-1950s, some 20 years after To Kill a Mockingbird. In the novel, Scout – the protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird - has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus and is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.