Welcome to Pagford, a peaceful and charming little English town: its opulent houses, its old abbey, its picturesque market place … and its heavy burden of secrets.
Because behind this idyllic facade, Pagford is in the grip of the most violent torments, and conflicts are raging on all fronts, due to the sudden death of its most eminent notable.
Between the wealthy and the poor, children and parents, husbands and wives, these are years of grudges, resentments, hatreds and lies, hitherto carefully concealed, which will come to light and, on the occasion of a seemingly innocuous municipal election, topple Pagford into tragedy.
Philippe Résimont knows with talent how to reinstall the characters of JK Rowling in the most agreed daily, where the magic and evil thoughts remain buried in the consciences.
The author: There is not much to say again about this writer who with 450 million copies sold (and it is not finished) of the adventures of Harry Potter must be the best-known author in the world.
Maybe you do not know that Jo has a mother of French origin Anne Volant, that she was born on July 31, 1965 that she grew up in Chepstow and that she studied at the University Exeter (diplomas in French and classical letters, his training including one year in Paris). Today, JK Rowling lives with her three children and husband in Edinburgh.