'Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives' Sunday Times
In the third instalment of the hilarious Adrian Mole series, 16-year-old Adrian navigates his way into adulthood . . .
Monday June 13th
I had a good, proper look at myself in the mirror tonight. I've always wanted to look clever, but at the age of twenty years and three months I have to admit that I look like a person who has never even heard of Jung or Updike.
Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. 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.
Still, without the slings and arrows of modern life what else would an intellectual poet have to write about . . .
'Essential reading for Mole followers' Times Educational Supplement
'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it' Sunday Telegraph
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the third book in his diaries, as 16-year-old Adrian navigates his way into adulthood
Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives
Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it
The funniest book of the year
The funniest person in the world
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