The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy : (Large Print Edition)

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When Barry Fairweather 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 fa ade 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 town's 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 43mm | 998g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0316228540
  • 9780316228541
  • 702,525

About J K Rowling

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 Légion 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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Rating details

310,824 ratings
3.3 out of 5 stars
5 17% (52,451)
4 30% (92,381)
3 29% (91,485)
2 15% (45,852)
1 9% (28,655)

Our customer reviews

Too long. Started with promise, but I thought it was too drawn out and unfortunately I got bored three-quarters of the way through.show more
by diana frances gray
I bought this book before going on vacation last fall and was entirely taken by the story. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed by the ending, which left me on my appetite.show more
by Liette Vaudry
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