Length: 592 Pages
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
The FIRST TWO BOOKS in the hilarious and iconic Adrian Mole series from comic legend Sue Townsend.
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE IS NOW A MAJOR WEST END MUSICAL
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.
Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of misspent adolescence.
'I've never experienced a greater sense of recognition than when reading The Secret Diary' David Nicholls
'Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times
'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it' Sunday Telegraph
'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror
Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.
Length: 592 Pages
I've never experienced a greater sense of recognition than when reading The Secret Diary
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
Very funny indeed
Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it
One of the great comic creations
Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself
He will be remembered some day as one of England's greatest diarists
A classic. The Adrian Mole diaries are thoroughly subversive. A true hero for our time
Adrian Mole is one of literature's great underachievers; his tragedy is that he knows it and the sadness of this undercuts the humour and makes us laugh not until, but while, it hurts
The funniest person in the world