Now a major TV adaptation
The BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling novel aired this February. Starring Michael Gambon, Julia McKenzie and Keeley Hawes, The Casual Vacancy centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey. But what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties leaving a seat on the parish council, an election emerges fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations.