The Casual Vacancy (Paperback)
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The Casual Vacancy (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 18/07/2013
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When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751552867

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“The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling”

Slow to start, but once you know a bit about everyone you can't put the book down. Keeps you gripped to the end.
I hope J.K. writes another one for adults.

Paperback edition
31st October 2012
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“A novel for grown-ups”

I was completely hooked from the first chapter and I have to say it’s a long time since I read a novel that made me both laugh and cry. J K R has created a delicious cast of characters that is somehow both enjoyably... More

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3rd September 2013
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“Harry Potter this is NOT”

Like most of the reviewers I was not sure what to expect with this book. I must admit the four letter words were a little bit over used for my taste. However they are relevant to the story. As to the subject and the... More

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8th December 2012
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