'An achingly funny anti-hero' Daily Mail
'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written - with apologies to Samuel Pepys, Bridget Jones and me' ADAM KAY
In the SIXTH book in Sue Townsend's hilarious and iconic series, Adrian, Leicester's most unlikely ex-con, faces the nit-infested reality of being a single parent . . .
Monday January 3, 2000
So how do I greet the New Millennium? In despair. I'm a single parent, I live with my mother . . . I have a bald spot the size of a jaffa cake on the back of my head . . . I can't go on like this, drifting into early middle-age. I need a Life Plan . . .
The 'same age as Jesus when he died', Adrian Mole has become a martyr: a single-father bringing up two young boys in an uncaring world.
With the ever-unattainable Pandora pursuing her ambition to become Labour's first female PM; his over-achieving half-brother Brett sponging off him; and literary success elusive, Adrian tries to make ends meet and find a purpose.
But little does he realise that his own modest life is about to come to the attention of those charged with policing The War Against Terror . . .
'One of the great comic creations of our time. Almost every page of his diaries bring a smile to the face' Scotsman
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the sixth book in his diaries where Adrian, Leicester's most unlikely ex-con, faces the nit-infested reality of being a single parent
Told with Townsend's trademark deadpan humour and cringe-worthy mishaps. To people of a certain age, Adrian Mole was their Harry Potter
Very funny indeed. A satire of our times
An achingly funny anti-hero
Adrian Mole is one of the great comic creations of our time
To people of a certain age, Adrian Mole was their Harry Potter. Loveable in its celebration of mediocrity, it's told with Townsend's trademark deadpan humour
The diaries are a satire of our times...very funny indeed
When it came to the big issues, even in his teenage years our favourite diarist pretty much had it all figured out. Here are some of Adrian Mole's most insightful observations...