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Adrian Mole And The Weapons Of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole And The Weapons Of Mass Destruction

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Poor fellow, he’s now 35 and as angst-ridden as ever. I think these diaries are very clever.

Comparison: Helen Fielding, David Nobbs, Kathy Lette.
Similar this month: None. If you like diaries you could try Belle de Jour or the wonderful Bob Dylan Chronicles.

If you like Sue Townsend you might also like to read books by Marina Lewycka, Mark Haddon and David Walliams.

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Adrian Mole And The Weapons Of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole's pen is scribbling for the twenty-first century. Working as a bookseller and living in Leicester's Rat Wharf; finding time to write letters of advice to Tim Henman and Tony Blair; locked in mortal combat with a vicious swan called Gielgud; measuring his expanding bald spot; and trying to escape the clutches of Marigold and win-over her voluptuous sister Daisy ... Adrian still yearns for a better more meaningful world. And he's not ready to surrender his pen yet ...


Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the seventh book in his diaries where Adrian falls in love, is inconvenienced by the war and faces his new nemesis: a swan from the local canal * from the publisher's description * As funny as anything Townsend has written, in which the loft-dwelling Mole wrestles with credit-card debt, WMD and where to find a dentist * Sunday Times * The funniest book of the year. I can think of no more comical read -- Jeremy Paxman * Sunday Telegraph * He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists * Evening Standard * The funniest person in the world * Caitlin Moran *

About the Author

Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend is the creator of Britain's best loved and bestselling diarist, Adrian Mole. She was born in Leicester in 1946, is married and has four children and five grandchildren and still lives in Leicester. She left school at fifteen and was employed in series of unskilled jobs. By her 18th birthday she was married, and a year later had her first baby. In 1978 she joined a Writers Group at the Phoenix Art Centre in Leicester and her career as an author and playwright took off from there. Her first play, Womberang, won its author a Thames Television Bursary as Writer in Residence.

Her book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2 and its sequel, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole were both number one bestsellers and made Sue Townsend the bestselling novelist of the 1980s. In 1991 came a third volume: Adrian Mole from Minor to Major, in 1993 Adrian Mole - The Wilderness Years and in 1999 Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years. Together the Mole diaries have sold over 8 million copies, have been adapted for radio, television, theatre and been translated into 34 languages. Her other novels include Rebuilding Coventry (1988), The Queen and I (1992) and Ghost Children (1998). A collection of her monthly columns for Sainsbury's Magazine was published in 2001 entitled Public Confessions of a Middle-aged Woman Aged 55 3/4.

Sue Townsend died in April 2014.

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8th September 2005


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Penguin Books Ltd


Paperback (b Format)
512 pages


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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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