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Cover Art of "The Casual Vacancy" Revealed

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:30 AM

Update: New image from Amazon that shows the physical book below.

Little, Brown Book Group has released the cover art for J.K. Rowling's adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. You can view the cover art below or here. The company also provided more detail of the "audio reader and confirmed page extent":

Cover design by Mario J. Pulice
Illustration and hand lettering by Joel Holland

Published worldwide in the English language on 27th September 2012 in hardback (£20.00), ebook (£11.99), unabridged audio download (£20.00) and on CD (£30.00).

ISBN 9781408704202     (hardback) price £20.00 
ISBN 9781405519229     (ebook) price £11.99 
ISBN 9781405519212     (audio download) £20.00 
ISBN 9781405519205     (CD) price £30.00

The audio edition of The Casual Vacancy will be read by Tom Hollander, an experienced star of stage and screen.

Notes to Editors

Barry Fairbrother’s surname was incorrectly given as Fairweather in our original press release.  This was Little, Brown’s error and we are correcting it now.

Stay tuned to Leaky for upcoming news! 

New image from Amazon that shows the physical book:

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194 Points

So excited!

Posted by pottermate on July 03, 2012, 09:53 AM report to moderator
3006 Points

First?! Can’t wait ,Still unsure but hopefully JKR won’t disapoint!

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on July 03, 2012, 09:55 AM report to moderator
1274 Points

Very Agatha Christie-esque. :)

Posted by Sirius_Craic on July 03, 2012, 10:09 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

So it’s Fairbrother now? Not Fairweather? Meh, don’t really like the cover but then again I’m only focused on the content inside! So excited!! Thanks for keeping us updated Leaky!

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 03, 2012, 10:22 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

512 pages? Hell yeah!

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 03, 2012, 10:26 AM report to moderator

Woot! Go J.K.!!!! I know your book will never disappoint- your others are the world’s best-selling!

Posted by katelyner123 on July 03, 2012, 10:29 AM report to moderator
32 Points

I’m very excited for this. I’m really hoping I’ll like it!

Posted by JanePotter on July 03, 2012, 11:10 AM report to moderator
190 Points

Squeeeeee! I’m so excited for this! I wonder how the Fairbrother thing happened, and I was so happy for Lauren Fairwaither, oh well :p I’m so looking forward to reading something new from JK Rowling!

Posted by lollifant on July 03, 2012, 12:38 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Talk about aggressive marketing! You’ll be able to see this book from a mile away, in someone’s lap at the beach or under someone’s arm on the subway.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on July 03, 2012, 01:04 PM report to moderator
300 Points

Very gryffindor colors don’t you think? ;) I’ve preordered am excited!

Posted by Dlcohm7 on July 03, 2012, 01:25 PM report to moderator
159 Points

I’ve already preordered it for my Nook & will be getting it in hardback as well. JKR has an amazing gift & I’m doing my best not to compare it to HP. I bet it will be amazing. I wonder if they are releasing ARC’s? It’ll be interesting t read some reviews before it’s released.

Posted by Ravenclaw78 on July 03, 2012, 01:32 PM report to moderator

Why is the I in Rowling the only lower case…. Hmm hidden clues :)

Posted by TylerMcBride on July 03, 2012, 01:48 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

I hope it’s good! Pretty expensive though!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on July 03, 2012, 02:54 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

I dont really care for the cover, too loud and in your face. And I must say, Fairbrother is an odd last name, just odd. Cant say I’m planning on ready it, but I am interested to read the reviews and hear peoples thoughts.

Posted by LunaLuver on July 03, 2012, 04:49 PM report to moderator
1787 Points

I like the cover! It’s very mysterious- and I like the i! The surname probably would be better as Fairweather…

Posted by horcruxhunter7 on July 03, 2012, 06:32 PM report to moderator
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