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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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The series satirises human pretensions, and especially, in the first couple of volumes, teenage pretensions.

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. ISBN: 9780141315980 Author: Townsend, Sue Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 31st October 2002 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.

She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind in 2001, and had woven this theme into her work. In an interview in the Guardian with Kate Kellaway in 2010, Sue said that “the only way I’ll kill Adrian is when I die myself”. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with light pushing at the spine tips and mild bumping at the lower corners. He is very widely read and would have been an excellent member of the Guardian children’s and teens books site. the companion to his TV cooking show, is an indictment of celebrity culture in Tony Blair’s Britain.

Through Adrian's diary, we hear him speak openly about spots, girls, school and a troubling family life: all the time, convinced that he is a genius and that nobody in the world can possibly understand him.Though Sue was working on a follow-up at the time of her death in April 2014 – provisionally titled Pandora’s Box - his final entry was made on Monday 5 May 2008, revealing that he would become a grandfather at 41 and hoping that we would “live long enough to see this child grow up”. The various quirks of the diary format - the daily updates, some of them tiny and some of them epic, some of them written retroactively to account for terrifying motorway excursions, the snippets of poetry and letters - work entirely in the first two books' favour. It also made me feel sympathy for Adrian Mole because he was a such believable character - a lot like other kid/adolescents I know. He is an only child until the age of 15, when his half-brother Brett and half-sister Rosie are born.

Yes, you can find the latest and all other books in the Adrian Mole series by Sue Townsend on our site.

And the love of his life; Pandora Braithwaite; is the newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch - one of 'Blair's Babes'. Frustrated, disappointed and undersexed, Adrian despairs until a letter from his past changes everything .

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