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Posh & Becks boost Mockingbird sales with daughter Harper

We should applaud anything that puts books into people’s hands and encourages reading. So this morning we are giving a round of applause to Becks and Posh Spice (that’s David Beckham, the well known association football player, and his wife Victoria, formerly of the popular music group, The Spice Girls).

Apparently this most showbiz of couples named their recently born daughter after Harper Lee of To Kill A Mockingbird and sales of the novel from 1960 have taken off.

The Daily Mail quotes Beckham saying:

“A lot of thought goes into our children’s names and Harper was a name that we’ve loved for a long time for a couple of reasons. One reason is Harper’s an old English name which we loved and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”

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