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This 30th anniversary edition features Adrian Mole, the hapless teenager who provides an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. This book is about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual'. This is a book as relevant now to us all as it was when first published 30 years ago. It's also laugh-out-loud funny and a truly compelling read.
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. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared.
'One of literature's most endearing figures. Mole is an excellent guide for all of us' Observer
'Marvellous, touching and screamingly funny ... set to become as much a cult book as The Catcher in the Rye' -- Jilly Cooper
'A satire of our times. Very funny indeed' Sunday Times
Publication date: 19/01/2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||19th January 2012|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), General fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
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 ...More About Sue Townsend