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    Sue Townsend(Author)

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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

Wednesday April 2nd
My birthday.
I am thirty-five today. I am officially middle-aged. It is all downhill from now. A pathetic slide towards gum disease, wheelchair ramps and death.

Adrian Mole is middle-aged but still scribbling. 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 win-over the voluptuous Daisy . . . Adrian yearns for a better more meaningful world. But he's not ready to surrender his pen yet...

Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades.

'Hilarious. Deft, gleeful mockery impales modish fads, from home make-overs to new-age crazes, while fiercer irony is trained on the country's involvement with Iraq' Sunday Times

'Richly comic ... stuffed full of humour, tragedy, vanity, pathos and, very occasionally, wisdom' Guardian

'Completely hilarious, laugh-out-loud, a joy' Daily Mirror

'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran

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)

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  • PDF | 512 pages
  • Sue Townsend(Author)
  • Penguin (1 Sept. 2005)
  • English
  • 5
  • Fiction

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  • By Kindle Customer on 8 July 2017

    Adrian Mole is such a fantastic literary character, I can't get enough. His disastrous love life and financial decisions will keep you reading.

  • By Scott on 16 March 2017

    Another great read by Sue Townsend, once you pick it up you can't put it down. A+

  • By Guest on 5 May 2013

    Couldn't put this book down. For those of us in our 40s who read Adrian Mole as teenagers his struggle with middle age is equally, painfully sidesplitting.

  • By Matthew Mercy on 2 August 2006

    This is a definite return to form for Sue Townsend after the disappointing Cappuccino Years of 1999. Like the magnificent Wilderness Years volume, published in 1993, this book gives us Adrian Mole as rather irritating, naïve character, yet one who is heading towards an escape from his self-obsessed, parochial life. Whilst much in the book fails to ring true (the characterisation of the Flowers family is all over the place, with them seemingly hippie liberals one minute and Victorian despots the next), the writer hits home in her description of Mole's continuing relationship with his eccentric parents and his teenage son Glenn. His initial political views come across as somewhat ludicrous, with his blind faith in Tony Blair seeming so misguided to the casual reader that his eventual political awakening in the book's final pages is of no surprise at all, but this is offset by the tragedy surrounding it. Townsend's greatest strength as a writer is still her ability to create genuinely interesting characters to which her readers will respond warmly. The passage of time means that several of the best characters from the earlier books, such as Adrian's terrifying grandmother and the ancient Bert Baxter, no longer feature, but these have been replaced by equally strong characters such as Mole's employer Mr Carlton-Hayes. The characters of Mole's mother and father continue to be as well-drawn as they are grotesque (though the idea of his mother taking yet another young lover is an old idea that predictably goes nowhere), and it is particularly satisfying that Pandora Braithwaite is once again marginalised to the role of a minor character. Pandora was central to the earlier books but was diminished in importance in the `coming of age' Wilderness Years. The Cappuccino Years, with its open political content, restored to her to a disproportionately large influence in Adrian's life. In this latest book she is back where she belongs, on the fringes of the story. Overall, this book has to rank as second only to The Wilderness Years in terms of emotional impact, and it leaves one waiting eagerly for the next instalment in the story. On a purely comic level the Adrian Mole books will always have a large readership, but they have another value altogether, and that is the way they record and examine the way in which the country, like the title character, has evolved over the past twenty years. In years to come, they might be viewed as being on a par with William Cooper's `Scenes from Life' books as an invaluable social document.


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