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February 2014 – JK Rowling

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

The author’s first book for adults features drugs, sex and swearing – things that Harry Potter probably never dreamed of
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 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 pupils…..Pagford is not what it first seems.