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THE CASUAL VACANCY to be the new Downton Abbey?

The Casual VacancyJ.K. Rowling fans take note: The Casual Vacancy is being adapted for television! Rowling will be working in collaboration with the network to create an exciting adaptation of the novel to air sometime in 2014 on BBC One. Rowling says she is "thrilled" about this new development, and I'm guessing that the Canadian public, along with book lovers the world over, share this sentiment. After all, The Casual Vacancy dominated the Quill & Quire's list for Canadian booksellers top fiction of 2012.

Set in the small English town of Pagford, The Casual Vacancy begins with the unexpected death of Barry Fairbrother, one of the local city parish councilors. His untimely death becomes the catalyst for a shocking trajectory of events that pits neighbour against neighbour, and leaves the entire town reeling in its aftermath.

Definitely ideal BBC subject matter of the dramatic variety.  I can't wait to see it!

 

 

 

THE CASUAL VACANCY BY J.K. ROWLING

THE CASUAL VACANCY BY J.K. ROWLING

COMING SEPTEMBER 27th 2012!

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 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.

Category: FICTION Format: HARDCOVER BOOK Publish Date: 9/27/201 Price: $36.99 ISBN: 9780316228534 Pages: 480 Size: 6" x 9-1/4"

Title Reveal!

Exciting news everyone! Little, Brown and Company is releasing J.K. Rowling's new novel and we can finally tell you all about it!

From today's press release:

Little, Brown and Company announces that the new novel by J.K. Rowling is entitled The Casual Vacancy.  The book will be published worldwide in the English language on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

September 27, 2012 ISBN: 9780316228534, CAN $39.00 Little, Brown and Company