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Publisher goes ahead with The Wind Done Gone

11 June 2001

Now that it has been cleared by the courts to publish Alice Randall's The Wind Done Gone, the American publisher Houghton Mifflin has upped the first print run of the book. This is in anticipation that the publicity created by the Mitchell Estate's attempt to prevent the novel being published will substantially increase sales.

It is ironic that the Estate's efforts to protect the copyright of Gone with the Wind should ultimately have had the effect of boosting Alice Randall's book, which seeks to re-tell the myth-making novel from the slaves' point of view.