London: Harper Lee is "extremely hurt" over claims that she was pressurized into releasing the "lost" Mockingbird sequel.
Lee's lawyer has told the New York Times that she was upset by the suggestion that she would exploit the 88-year-old author, the BBC reported.
On discovering the manuscript, Ms Tonja Carter had assumed it was another copy of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' unaware that Lee had ever penned another novel.
It will be the first book released by the American author since ' To Kill a Mockingbird' in 1960s.
Written before 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' it features many of the same characters, with an adult Scout Finch returning to her native Alabama from New York to visit her father.