Saturday February 22, 2020

The lynching of Atticus Finch

Literary characters are not real people. But then again, neither is Kim Kardashian

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

19th July, 2015

Many years ago, I was at home in west Cork reading the Sunday newspapers over breakfast with my family. An image of a bespectacled boy wizard beamed out from the masthead of the broadsheet I had picked up.

My dad – who I hope would forgive me for revealing this nugget – looked up from his breakfast and gestured towards the picture. “Who is this Harry Potter person?” he asked in amazement. “He is everywhere!”...

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