Heroic and courageous in equal measure, Atticus Finch truly is a top pop. Political, well-informed and studious, Scout’s dad is an intelligent, professional fellow who devotes himself to his work and his children in equal measure. Join us in celebrating Harper Lee’s saintly sire, ahead of the release of Go Set A Watchman next month with a gallery from the 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.  

Atticus Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch on the set of the 1962 film.

“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

Atticus Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

The film, based on Harper Lee’s book, won the 1963 Oscar for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

Atticus Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his portrayal of Atticus Finch.

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee.

Atticus Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Gregory Peck shares a scene with Mary Badham, who played Scout Finch.

This Father’s Day make your number one dad feel like he’s top of your chart by taking our pop quiz and discover which literary papa is most like your old man – and most importantly, what book will really be a hit with him! Just visit the Penguin UK Books Facebook page to take the quiz.

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Go Set a WatchmanGo Set a Watchman, Harper Lee (William Heinemann) is available now. Keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

For more bookish suggestions for your dad this Father’s Day, check out our selection of top titles on the Penguin website.

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  1. Reblogged this on Jillian's Blog and commented:
    “To Kill A Mockingbird” played a huge part of my formative years in middle. Thanks to my 8th grad teacher, my love of this story is credited to her!


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