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Mockingbird author is memorialised as she lived: quietly and privately

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Flowers left on a statue in Lee's hometown of Monroeville.

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Harper Lee "wanted to be buried before anyone knew she was dead, and we're getting as close to it as possible", said industrialist George Landegger.

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Harper Lee "wanted to be buried before anyone knew she was dead, and we're getting as close to it as possible", said industrialist George Landegger.

Monroeville, Alabama

FRIENDS and family from around the corner and across the US gathered here on Saturday to pay their final respects to Harper Lee, the author whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial inequality in the South during the Jim Crow era inspired generations of readers

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