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The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy

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By (author) J K Rowling, Read by Tom Hollander

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  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 152mm x 58mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1478951508
  • ISBN 13: 9781478951506
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 292,637

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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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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, have been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. As well as an Order of the British Empire 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 Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children."

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By William G Ramsay 18 Jan 2014 1

This must be one of the most confusing works I have ever read - finding it well nigh impossible to remember who was who. Too many characters and too much foul language.