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Rowling keeps it real in moving new novel

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling. Little, Brown, €20. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

6th October, 2012
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JK Rowling: a great storyteller with a clear eye and a warm heart.

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

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The knives were out straight away. As soon as the embargoes were lifted and the first reviews of JK Rowling's first novel for adults appeared, it was clear that no one was going to give the richest author in the world an easy ride. So far, she's been accused of writing socialist propaganda, of being gratuitously violent and sexually explicit and of not being able to write coherently at...

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