Cover Art of "The Casual Vacancy" Revealed
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.
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New image from Amazon that shows the physical book:
The style reminds me a bit of those (mock)covers of books from or about the 50’s. Not unlike the Christie’s among others (like Sirius_Craic said).
And the square reminds me of a ballot form, which is quite likely, of course, as an election plays an important part in the book, apparently.
GO JO GO! GO JO GO! I don’t care about the last name, I think it’s cool and I haven’t seen it anywhere else. It’s not the best cover but eh I don’t care, it’s written by Jo so it’s bound to be good. Can’t wait until it comes out.
Fairbrother is not an odd name, it is an old name as it has Anglo Saxon origins.
The book will certainly be noticeable in the shops and I guess that’s a good ploy as it is Jo’s first work for adults, the publishers obviously intend for it to be a book you can’t miss!