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The casual vacancy

Author: J K Rowling
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Little, Brown and Company mass market editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor (Literature)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J K Rowling
ISBN: 9780316228596 0316228591
OCLC Number: 891968542
Description: 639 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: J. K. Rowling

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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?

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