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The Girl on the Train breaks all-time book sales record

Paula Hawkins’s novel has now been top of the UK hardback book chart for 20 weeks, outlasting even Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol• How Paula Hawkins wrote ‘the new Gone Girl’A record set six years ago by Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol was broken this week by Paula Hawkins’s dark thriller The Girl on the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bourgeois Ghosts

The BBC’s miniseries adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, a pungent, unhappy novel-for-adults by J.K. Rowling, has an especially formidable bundle of expectations to clear. Like any television retelling of a book, it must do right by its (difficult) source material—then factor in the reflected... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2015-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC changes ending of Casual Vacancy

The BBC has changed the “bleak” ending of J K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy for its TV adaptation, due to be screened this month. Screenwriter Sarah Phelps told the Telegraph that she had had to come up with a redemptive ending for the story, set in the fictional village of Pagford. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV books programmes: if nobody watches them, make better ones

The novelist Robert Harris was right to call the BBC’s lack of a books show a ‘disgrace’. There’s plenty the corporation could do to make a popular literary programme on TVWith injury, there is always a little insult. When a BBC spokesperson, responding to Robert Harris’s complaints at the Costa... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Casual Vacancy' TV cast will include Michael Gambon, Rory Kinnear

Gambon starred as wizard Dumbledore in the movie series based on 'Vacancy' author J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' novels. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling penning magic movie for Warner Bros.

J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen—but without Harry Potter.Studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Ms. Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, her textbook about the magical universe she created in the... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

[ Crains New York | 2013-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should We Teach Literature Students How To Analyze Texts Algorithmically?

When the U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times outed J.K. Rowling as the author of detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling earlier this year, computer scientists were among the first people called in. Although the novel was published under the pen name Robert Galbraith, two computational... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Third week at the top for Casual Vacancy

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Sphere) remains the bestselling book in the UK, topping the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cover for Casual Vacancy paperback revealed

Little, Brown will be releasing J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy in paperback format... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Casual Vacancy heads to TV screens

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) is to be adapted into a television series... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette reports "stand-out month" in September

The publication of J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy and ebook sales growth helped Hachette... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rowling, James, Follett Tops Overseas: International Bestsellers, October 2012

J.K. Rowling, E.L. James, and Ken Follett all had books on multiple lists around the world as Septembercame to a close. The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s first book for adults, landed at #1 in France and the U.K. when it was released late last month. Two spots behind Vacancy in France is... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Casual Vacancy keeps pole position

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has retained pole position in the bestseller... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Casual Vacancy’ and the State of Big (Print) Debuts

After months of hype, the first adult novel from J.K. Rowling debuted with the third biggest print opening of 2012. At outlets tracked by Nielsen BookScan, The Casual Vacancy sold 156,679 copies in its first week—enough to place it behind only No Easy Day by Mark Owen (254,046 copies) and Fifty... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rowling tops US chart

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has topped the US charts in its first week... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Casual Vacancy' ebook suffers technical problems

Some readers were upset by the font size of early releases of the ebook version of 'The Casual Vacancy,' in addition to concerns about its price. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Casual Vacancy takes top spot

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has officially become the fastest-selling... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Casual Vacancy 'fastest-selling book' in UK in three years

J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy has become "the fastest-selling book in the UK in three... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling ebook suffers glitches

JK Rowling's novel, The Casual Vacancy, suffers a formatting error in the US making it near-impossible to read on some e-readers. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2012-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling publishes adult novel

Bestselling author JK Rowling spoke for the first time in public last night about her new novel The Casual Vacancy, which signals the coming of age of the Harry Potter generation. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2012-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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