A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter ebooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to readers of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new readers.
Based on an original new story by j.k. rowling, jack thorne and john tiffany, a new play by jack thorne, harry potter and the cursed child is the eighth story in the harry potter series and the first official harry potter story to be presented on stage. the play will receive its world premiere in london’s west end on july 30, 2016.it was always difficult being harry potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the ministry of magic, a husband and father of
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of azkaban held an infamous prisoner named sirius black. convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the dark lord, voldemort.now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: harry potter's defeat of you-know-who was black's downfall as well. and the azkaban guards heard black muttering in his sleep, "he's at hogwarts . . . he's at hogwarts."harry potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of
One boy and his toy are about to change everything...jack loves his childhood toy, dur pig. dp has always been there for him, through good and bad. until one christmas eve something terrible happens — dp is lost. but christmas eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life... even toys. and jack’s newest toy — the christmas pig (dp’s replacement) — has a daring plan: together they’ll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the