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Celebrating The Casual Vacancy
Later this month - 27 September to be exact - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be releasing her new book The Casual Vacancy.

To celebrate this she will be appearing at the Southbank Centre, treating a few hundred ticket holders to a reading from the new book, a chat with BBC journalist Mark Lawson, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of The Casual Vacancy.

For any fan of the author it is an exciting and must attend event, however the tickets sold out within minutes of going on sale, which, let's be honest, isn't much of a surprise. Considering Harry Potter has been translated into 67 languages, and the books can be found in most houses it's a bit of a shock they didn't sell out faster.

Rowling doesn't often make a public appearance and at the moment there isn't much information regarding a book tour for her first release since Deathly Hallows, however keep an eye on literary festivals, she seems to be favouring those at the moment.

For any who haven't heard yet, The Casual Vacancy is set in the idyllic town of Pagford which suffers an upheaval after the death of Barry Fairbrother in his early 40s. Behind the facade there is turmoil and the town is at war; Rich against poor, wives against husbands, and teachers with pupils.

Other than the small summary released with the press release there is not much known about this book so no one knows if it's a crime, thriller or perhaps supernatural. But one thing's for sure - it comes from J.K. Rowling, so expect to be surprised.
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Why? Celebrating the release of The Casual Vacancy
When: 27th September
Where: Southbank Centre, London
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EEEEEEEEEEK - this is tonight - I ma very much looking forward to it
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