James Lasdun, 6 June 2019
Show More Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep.
Heinemann, 314 pp., £20, May 2019, 978 1 78515 073 9Show More
“... writer is going to have on the inward aspects of black lives. She was good – but she wasn’t Ralph Ellison. Whatever the reason, three years into the project, Lee was flailing. ‘My agent wants pure gore and autopsies,’ she wrote to Peck, ‘my publisher wants another bestseller, and I want a clear conscience, in that I haven’t defrauded the ...”