Harper Lee sales leap at national retailers

Harper Lee sales leap at national retailers

Harper Lee's death last Friday (19th February) has prompted a sharp upturn in sales of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman for Amazon, Waterstones and Foyles.

By 9am the day after the treasured author's death, Amazon’s sales rankings showed that the 50th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird (Arrow) had shot up 5,050% (101 places) to claim the second position on Amazon's UK website, while Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) leapt 143 places to number four. 

Jasper Sutcliffe, head of buying for Foyles, reported a 57% increase in sales of To Kill a Mockingbird over the week...

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