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Secret Diary & Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Secret Diary & Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Author: Sue Townsend
Series: Adrian Mole
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Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new double edition, featuring the first two books in the hilarious collection and see life through the spectacles of a misunderstood boy growing up in the early 1980s. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of misspent adolescence. Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. 'I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading' Tom Sharpe 'Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times 'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran

Reviews

Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new double edition, featuring the first two books in the hilarious collection See life through the spectacles of a misunderstood teenage boy growing up in the early 1980s from publisher's description I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading Tom Sharpe Very funny indeed Sunday Times Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it Sunday Telegraph Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself The Times One of the great comic creations Daily Mirror A classic. The Adrian Mole diaries are thoroughly subversive. A true hero for our time Richard Ingrams Adrian Mole is one of literature's great underachievers; his tragedy is that he knows it and the sadness of this undercuts the humour and makes us laugh not until, but while, it hurts Daily Mail The funniest person in the world Caitlin Moran

Author description

Sue Townsend is one of Britain's favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 553/4), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.

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General Fields

  • : 9781405932189
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : February 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Townsend
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  • : 813
  • : English
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  • : Paperback