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Soon 'Casual Vacancy' on BBC

AP  London, December 04, 2012
First Published: 00:44 IST(4/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(4/12/2012)

The BBC says it is turning JK Rowling's first novel for adults into a television drama.

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"The Casual Vacancy" is a darkly humorous saga of modern British life in which a local council election unleashes rivalries and resentments in a small town.

The novel is Rowling's first full-length book since she finished the "Harry Potter" saga in 2007. It was published in September to mixed reviews but topped best-seller charts.

Rowling said the BBC was the "perfect home" for her story.

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