The Casual Vacancy (Hardcover)

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    J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold more than 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 & Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages were published by Scholastic 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 Legion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University. 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.

    For further information about J.K. Rowling, please visit her new website: www.jkrowling.com.

    J.K. Rowling is represented by The Blair Partnership: www.theblairpartnership.com.
    A big novel about a small town...

    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.

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    ISBN 9780316228534
    Genre FICTION / Humorous
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 503
    Publisher Date 2012-09-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Little Brown & Co
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.3 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.85 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Rowling, J. K.
    Country of Origin United States

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      J. K. Rowling is one of my favorite author's. i love the fact that she is branching out and trying something new besides Harry Potter. This is quite different than those books because it is an adult book and you can not compare this to those books. It was quite good. I really liked it a lot!

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