Now that J.K Rowling is not writing as prolifically as she was, books and futureproofing literacy needed a new hero to step up and take on the mantle of responsibility. That person is here so fret not more, for it is the one and only…
Yes, that’s right.
Since the naming of their little baby girl, Harper, after Victoria’s favorite book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Did you know she had read this tale of racism, oppression, injustice, all told through the eyes of an eight year-old child. Read the book? Seen the movie? Both are flawless. *sigh
The question is, has Victoria read the book? She was once quoted in saying,“I haven’t read a book in my life. I haven’t got enough time. I prefer to listen to music, although I do love fashion magazines.”
Meanwhile, since the naming of Harper Seven, the Daily Mail reports –
“Sales of To Kill A Mockingbird have risen by an astonishing 123 per cent on Amazon.co.uk after David and Victoria Beckham chose to name their daughter after its author Harper Lee.
The novel, which was first published in 1960, rose to number 38 in the bestsellers charts after the power couple’s naming of their little girl prompted fans to read the classic book.”
All over the world eejits are trying to pronounce Atticus and Calpurnia and wondering if Scout is a Scout and why isn’t she a Brownie, if she’s a girl but then I wonder if people will get the message. I hope so. People surprise me, sometimes it’s a good surprise.*crosses fingers
I leave you with the words of Atticus Finch;
“I’m simply defending a Negro… there’s been some high talk around town to the effect that I shouldn’t do much about defending this man…If I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent my county in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.” Atticus Finch
Don’t you love it?