According to an item in the Daily Mail, sales of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” have risen by 123 percent on Amazon.co.uk since the Beckhams announced their daughter’s name, which was inspired, in part, by the author.
In a video posted to his Facebook page, David Beckham said that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is his wife’s favorite book.
“Harper’s an old English name, which we loved. And one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favorite book is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ and the author is Harper Lee,” he explained. “It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”
If the child’s name is encouraging people to read great literature, that’s a good thing, I suppose.
So far, no word on whether Harper’s middle name has affected sales of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”