RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 799893657 LA English T1 The casual vacancy A1 Rowling, J. K., PB Little, Brown and Co. PP New York YR 2012 SN 9780316228534 0316228532 9780316228541 0316228540 0316228583 9780316228589 AB 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 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?