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 Post subject: To Kill a Mockingbird
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:42 pm 
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I see that this book will be 50 and BBC4 have something on next week. I read it at school and loved and did re read it in my 20s, I really must read it again. Has anyone else read it?

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:13 am 
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I've read it about half a dozen times. It's definitely in my top 5 favourite books of all time.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:55 pm 
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do you know its one I have never read should I?

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:02 pm 
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I have never read it either! what is it about?

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Sue wrote:
do you know its one I have never read should I?


Definitely. It is a fabulous story and for once the film version (a bit of an oldie starring Gregory Peck) is as good as the book. It's based in the American South and centres around a lawyer who is representing a black man wrongly accused, as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Scout, but it's not a legal drama by any means, as his relationships with Scout and her brother stand out from the rest of the story.

I love Atticus Finch (the lawyer) so much.

This thread has made me want to read it again, so it's now moved up to top of my to read list.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:56 am 
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cheers Lisa will add it to my massive reading list

I am just reading well nearly finished

Leaving the World

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Douglas Kennedy

a great read started it Sunday and almost finished

Saturday I read

June Golding The Light in the Window

a true story about unmarried mums in an irish convent not that well written but hard hitting

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I have a vague recollection of reading it at school. I read a review on-line a few days back and one or two things seemed familiar. One of these days I'll re-read it.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:15 pm 
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I was thinking of this book a little while ago, I too read it in school but have never read it since. I can remember images of one of the characters (can't remeber details, it was a looong time ago) running across a field dressed as a ham.....I have got the right book haven't I?

Would it be suitable for Jack to read? Trying to remember how old I was when I read it, must have been about 12/13!

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:27 am 
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Adele,

That's the right book. Scout was dressed as a ham for a school thing.

I think I was about 12 or 13 when I first read it too.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:28 pm 
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I reckon I was is what we called the 3rd year when I read it. 13/14

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