Fancy seeing The Casual Vacancy book cover? Hands up, who wants to?

Well, don't say we never treat you. Here is the bold, brand new cover of J.K Rowling's next book.

Get your peepers acquainted with it because we daresay you'll be seeing a lot of it around on best seller lists and in bookshop windows once it's been published in September.

the casual vacancy JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy will be out in September


The Casual Vacancy is the Harry Potter author's first novel for adults (or for adults who don't read kids' books), and is set to tell the story of a sleepy market town which "ripped apart" by small town politics.

Publisher Little, Brown & Co, have said the novel will be "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising", without confirming the presence of muggles or wands.

The cover, we have to admit, isn't giving much away about the novel either. The case continues...

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  • As a child JK Rowling's favourite book was The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. PHOTO: PA

  • JK Rowling insisted on using British actors for the Harry Potter films PHOTO: PA

  • JK Rowling and her husband (an anaesthetist) have no plans to stop working despite her multi million pound fortune, as she thinks working sets a good example to her children PHOTO: PA

  • JK Rowling goes on Harry Potter fan sites - she once visited the chatroom of popular site Mugglenet, and got told to keep quiet by regulars as she didn't know enough about Harry Potter PHOTO: PA

  • JK Rowling typed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on a typewriter PHOTO: PA

  • After graduating, and before starting the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling worked as a researcher at Amnesty International PHOTO: PA

  • Before she finished the books, she let Alan Rickman in on the whole story, so that he could play the character of Severus Snape better in the films PHOTO: PA

  • Harry Potter and JK Rowling have the same birthday, 31st July PHOTO: PA

  • Her preferred Hogwarts house would be Gryffindor (the same house as Harry, Ron and Hermoine) PHOTO: PA

  • Her first fan letter was from a reader called Francesca Gray. She thought JK Rowling was a man and started her letter, 'Dear Sir...' PHOTO: PA