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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
Author : J K Rowling
Publisher : NA
Language : English
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Availability : InCirculation
No Of Pages : 503
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little 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 façade 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?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

About The Author
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry’s schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them and Quid ditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children’s High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.
Customer Reviews:The Casual Vacancy
No Harry Potter, But Still a J.K Rowling
By Vikas Patel, 1/6/2013 8:28:48 PM
I'm only halfway through this book, so judge this review at your own risk. it starts off in a small town called Pagford, very similar to all of Stephen King's towns, except there's no vampire. The small town has all the same characteristics that such towns normally do- everyone knows everybody, women gossiping, children rebelling etc. The Casual Vacancy is no Harry Potter. Not even close. Some of you would say it is unfair to compare HP to this, but you have to admit, after HP you kinda have high expectations. The characters are not very well-defined except for the children, who for me form the most entertaining bunch so far. The story doesn't pick up until halfway through the book, so keep patient until you reach that point. It is a J.K Rowling after all, so don't put it down. It does pick up. I wouldn't go so far as to forbid you from buying it, but that's only since it is a J.K Rowling. This review would have been a lot more caustic had the author been someone else.
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