Secular shelf life Barry Fairbrother has died suddenly, and so a casual vacancy arises on picturesque Pagford’s Parish Council. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen THE CASUAL VACANCYBy J.K. RowlingLittle, Brown. 512 pages. £20.00ISBN 978 1 408 704 202 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.