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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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Adrian Mole's painfully frank diary offers a glimpse into the tormented life of a 'misunderstood intellectual’ as he attempts to navigate the challenges posed by his parents' unhappy marriage, being a bully-magnet, acne and unrequited love. Adrian is still corresponding with Hamish Mancini his American pen pal and at some point requests that he give back his diaries.

A stage musical adaptation by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary opened at Leicester's Curve Theatre in March 2015. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.The story is set in 1981 and 1982, and in the background it refers to some of the historic world events of the time, such as the Falklands War and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana as well as the birth of Prince William. The book is written in a diary style, and focuses on the worries and regrets of a teenager who believes himself to be an intellectual. As the series develops, so do the cast of characters in Adrian’s life (helpfully detailed in the back of these editions).

I have gone off her a bit”); his manifold sufferings (“I will be a latchkey kid, whatever that is”) and, unfailingly, the fact that he is an intellectual (“I have written to Malcolm Muggeridge, c/o the BBC, asking him what to do about being an intellectual”; “I am an intellectual but at the same time I am not very clever”). To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first publication of Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, Penguin Audiobooks are re-releasing the audiobook edition of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 in downloadable audio. The FOURTH book in Adrian Mole's diaries, where we catch up with a hapless Adrian and his desperate attempts to win back the love of his life.I still intend to read the following volumes of the series, but my main purpose will be to find out whether Adrian ever removes his head from his *cough* ahem.

The original 1982 Radio 4 series had the infamous teenager named Nigel Mole, but this was changed for the novel in to avoid confusion with Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle’s schoolboy creation Nigel Molesworth. He befriends yet another pensioner who subsequently dies, and has a brief infatuation with his male therapist (which he insists is wholly spiritual, not homosexual).

Adrian's parents Pauline and George Mole are working-class characters with limited social mobility who drink and smoke heavily. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years is the eighth book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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