Harper Lee

The real story behind Harper Lee’s lost true crime book

The story behind Harper Lee’s unpublished project The Reverend, a true crime book about a serial killer from Alabama. The piece outlines Lee’s keen urge to get to the truth of matters, and separate that truth from opinion. This was a concern that amongst other things led her to lament Truman Capote’s approach in a letter to The New Yorker’s fact-checker – “Truman’s having long ago put fact out of business had made me despair of ‘factual’ accounts of anything.”

Love – In Other Words

In 1960 Harper Lee, on assignment for Vogue, set about her allotted task – defining love. At the heart of her response, rather unexpectedly, was the Duke of Kent.