About the Book
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, 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? (taken from J.K. Rowling's official website).
What I Think
No, I haven't already got my hands on it! I'm guessing there aren't too many people on the planet more nervous than J.K. Rowling at this moment in time. In just over a week she'll be releasing her first book since the successful Harry Potter series, which is also her first book for adults. I can't imagine the pressure she must be under to deliver a bestseller.
And by pressure, I mean only in the sense of pride. No doubt J.K. Rowling doesn't need to work another day in her life. She is the world's first billionaire author and is number 30 on Britain's Rich List (Forbes). Yet she continues to write.
I know I'm more than a little curious...
Publication date: 27th September 2012 (U.K. and U.S.)