The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Adrian Mole

Author: none,Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196139

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. 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. Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. '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. Very funny indeed' Sunday Times 'We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful' Heat

The Secret Diary & Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932643

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 2960

Get yourself TWO BOOKS IN ONE for this amazing price. '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 THE MUST-HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFT for devoted Adrian Mole fans. Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new double edition, featuring the FIRST TWO BOOKS in the hilarious collection and see life through the spectacles of a misunderstood boy growing up in the early 1980s. --------------------------- 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. Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. '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 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232832

Category: English drama

Page: 99

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At nearly 14, Adrian Mole is an unrecognised intellectual and poet suffering the traumas of first love, the threat of parental divorce and spots. If he could only have his mum back home, a date with the desirable Pandora, and his own poetry program on the BBC, all might be well...

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: HarperTeen

ISBN: 9780380868766

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 1061

“The trouble with trying to read passages from the Adrian Mole Diaries aloud is that you find yourself laughing so hard you can’t go on. It’s that kind of book.” —Kansas City Star “As sad and devastating as it is laugh-out-loud funny. A delight!” —New York Times The agonizingly funny, captivatingly poignant journals of England’s bespotted everyboy are now available again. An international phenomenon and perennial favorite since their initial publication made a splash in Thatcher’s Britain more than twenty years ago, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 ¾ is now side-by-side with its hilarious sequel The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole in this collected single volume.

Adrian Mole, The Early Years

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3⁄4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052226

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1508

British adolescent angst has never been so “laugh-out-loud funny” (The New York Times)—the journey begins with these first two books in the heartbreakingly hilarious series. Commiserate with “one of literature’s most endearing figures” (The Observer)—a sharp-witted, pining, and achingly honest underdog of great expectations and dwindling patience who knows all (or believes he does) and tells all. First published in 1982, Adrian Mole’s chronicle of angst has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, spawned seven sequels, been adapted for television, and staged as a musical—truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post). The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13and ¾: Adrian Mole must amass his grievances—his acne vulgaris is grotesque; his crush, Pandora, has received seventeen Valentine’s Day cards (seventeen!); his PE teacher is a sadist; he fears his parents’ marriage is over since they no longer smoke together; his dog has gone AWOL; no one appreciates his poetry; and Animal Farm has set him off pork for good. If everyone were as appalled as Adrian Mole, it would be a better world. For now, for us, it’s just “screamingly funny” (The Sunday Times). The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole: Growing up among inferiors in Great Britain isn’t easy for a sensitive “poet of the Midlands” like Adrian, considering everything in the world is conspiring to scar him for life—his hormones are in a maelstrom; his mother is pregnant (at her age!); his girlfriend is in shut down; and he’s become allergic to non-precious metals. As his “crisply hilarious saga” (Booklist) continues, the changes Adrian undergoes will surely be profound. “Townsend’s wit is razor sharp” (Daily Mirror) as she shows us the world through the haunted eyes of her luckless teenage diarist and self-proclaimed “undiscovered intellectual,” proving again and again why she’s been called “a national treasure” (The New York Times Book Review).

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613087247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5986

Shares the observations of Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage

The Adrian Mole Diaries

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 : the Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439562246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8358

Shares the observations of Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780413537904

Category: Adolescence

Page: 187

View: 782

Commentaar op de moderne leefcultuur en de politiek in de vorm van het dagboek van een 13-jarige jongen.

Die Tagebücher des Adrian Mole: Die schweren Jahre nach 39

Roman

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641076188

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4702

Adrian Mole ist inzwischen 39 und es geht ihm so schlecht wie immer. Er wohnt total abgebrannt in einem umgebauten Schweinestall, niemand interessiert sich für seine literarischen Ergüsse und seine Frau bandelt mit einem wohlhabenden Schnösel an. Dann erhält er eine wahrhaft erschütternde Diagnose: Prostatakrebs. Doch Adrian lässt sich nicht unterkriegen, sondern begegnet allen Schicksalsschlägen mit seinem typisch schrulligen Humor.

Die verschollenen Tagebücher des Adrian Mole

Roman

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641037557

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3089

Ein Fest für alle Adrian-Mole-Fans Was wird das neue Jahrtausend für Adrian Mole bereithalten? Zunächst einmal eine Menge Probleme. Seine Eltern wollen ihn mit seiner wunderschönen, aber unerreichbaren Jugendliebe Pandora verkuppeln, doch die will lieber Premierministerin werden. Also schlägt sich Adrian weiter mit den kleinen und großen Sorgen und Nöten des Alltags herum, die er getreulich in seinem Tagebuch festhält. Für Adrian beginnt ein neuer Lebensabschnitt: Er ist jetzt 33 – genauso alt wie Jesus, als er starb – und alleinerziehender Vater eines leicht legasthenischen Sohnes. Sein Bruder William nimmt gern mal ein Kondom mit in die Schule, um die Funktionsweise eines Heißluftballons zu erklären, und plant, einem Fanclub für Schwerverbrecher beizutreten. Weshalb Adrian so schnell wie möglich die Nachbarschaft wechseln will und vorsorglich eine Affäre mit seiner Immobilienverwalterin Pamela Pigg beginnt. Adrians Eltern dagegen wollen ihn mit der wunderschönen Pandora verkuppeln, die jedoch ganz andere Pläne hat: unermüdlich und ehrgeizig verfolgt sie ihr Ziel, die erste weibliche Ministerpräsidentin der Labour Party zu werden. Diese und alle anderen Sorgen und Nöte des Alltags vertraut Adrian seinem Tagebuch an: eine hartnäckige Läuseplage; seine rasende Eifersucht auf seinen erfolgreichen Halbbruder Brett; ein kleineres Erdbeben in Leicester und, nicht zu vergessen, der Anbruch eines neuen Jahrtausends.

Townsend Plays: 1

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole; Womberang; Bazaar and Rummage; Groping for Words; Great Celestial Cow

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147253686X

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 8175

A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers Bazaar and Rummage brings together a neurotic do-gooder, a trainee social worker and three agoraphobics who have been persuaded to venture out of their homes to run a jumble sale. "As a study of agoraphobia, Bazaar and Rummage...is written with great verve, style and wit." (Benedict Nightingale); Set in an adult literacy class where the student's fear of ignorance is as much of a handicap as their inability to read, Groping for Words is a "close up of the social scrap-heap, written in a fine vein of comic indignation and giving a voice to people whose lives are mainly spent in queues and waiting rooms." (Irving Wardle, The Times); Womberang shows free spirit Rita Onions bringing joy and anarchy to the grim waiting-room of a gynaecology clinic. "A daydream of mastered fear" (New Society)

Adrian Mole

The Wilderness Years

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141010886

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 485

Adrian Mole has last reached physical maturity, but he can't help roaming the pages of his diary like an untamed adolescent. Finally given the elbow by Pandora, he seeks solace with Bianca - a hydraulic engineer/waitress and waits for fame and fortune as he completes his novel.

The Adrian Mole Collection

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196740

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 454

The hilarious, bestselling follow-ups to Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole and Adrian Mole: The Wilderness together in one volume. Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, from the failure of his early poems to the even grander failure of his epic novels, these three novels in one volume provide a hilarious portrait of one young man's coming of age. 'He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists. No matter what your troubles may be Adrian Mole is sure to make you feel better' Evening Standard

Adrian Mole from Minor to Major

The Mole Diaries : the First Ten Years

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: 9780749311209

Category: Mole, Adrian (Fictitious character)

Page: 491

View: 6706

All the Mole diaries in one volume, including material from the mature Adrian.