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April 15, 2012

New J K Rowling novel to be village black comedy

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| By Benedicte Page

J K Rowling’s new novel for adults is to be titled The Casual Vacancy and will be published worldwide on 27th September. In the UK it will be a £20 hardback or £11.99 e-book, plus available as an audio download (£20) and CD (£30).

Publisher Little, Brown said the book was the “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising” tale of what happens in the English village of Pagford after parish council member Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly.

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