The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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But living at home; clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit 'Pinky'; working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life; Pandora; has proved to him that adulthood isn't quite what he expected. Adrian's illegitimate half-brother Brett Mole, born on 5 August 1982, is reintroduced as a 19-year-old; he is an athletic, popular, confident, promiscuous, super-intelligent Oxford undergraduate, already a published poet and TV documentarian – in short, the person Adrian always wanted to be.

The ignorance, self-absorbtion, and self-delusion that can be amusing in the young teen become sad and irritating in the young adult. Set in Leicester in the UK of the 1980s, the quibbles of the lead and the setting are all too familiar whether one is in London or Miami during those years. The sequel, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole was broadcast between 5 January and 9 February 1987 with Lulu replacing Julie Walters as Adrian's mother.I don't think there is any need for a synopsis from me, as I suspect most potential readers of this book are much like myself in having read it in their youth and looking to pick it up again for nostalgia's sake. It's a modern classic for a reason, an excellent use of the device of making the reader better informed than the author, and making Adrian a largely unsympathetic character - increasingly so as time goes by. A quote from one of the inserted newspaper clippings dating from December 1983 explains the relative scarcity: "The only two signing sessions [Townsend] has held have been in Leicester she refused to embark on a national tour. He also claims that his life is still not as happy as he would like, but 'that is another story' – suggesting that there is another diary to come. But she is best known as the author of the “Adrian Mole” series of novels the first of which was the 1982 published “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

Glenn Bott-Mole, son of Sharon Bott, whom Adrian knew at school and had an affair with as a young man. 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' A satire of our times. For the first time between the covers of one book, these are the complete Adrian Mole diaries, taking him from 13 3/4 to 23 3/4.At one point he falls into bad company with Barry Kent and his gang, who had bullied him in earlier years, but generally he keeps out of trouble. More importantly, I believed in this characters all over again and was sad when it came to the last page. To mark the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Sue Townsend wrote an exclusive Adrian Mole story for the Observer in 2011.

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Apart from the humorous events described in the diary, a lot of the book's humour originates from the unreliable narration of Mole, who naïvely, yet confidently, misinterprets events around him. On "The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole:" The only thing I have to add about this edition of the series is that I find it a little hard to believe that a 15-year-old as well-read and 'intellectual' as Adrian is completely oblivious to certain things.

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