The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: Adrian Mole Book 1 - Adrian Mole (Paperback)
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: Adrian Mole Book 1 - Adrian Mole (Paperback)

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Published: 19/01/2012
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Waterstones Says

Townsend’s comic masterpiece rests on immaculate characterisation, wry observation and genuine compassion. The tortured journal of a precious teenager whose genius remains woefully unacknowledged, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ has become a true national treasure.

'A satire of our times. Very funny indeed'Sunday Times

'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written - with apologies to Samuel Pepys, Bridget Jones and me' ADAM KAY

FEATURED IN 'THE 100 BOOKS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' BBC ARTS

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.
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NOW A MAJOR MUSICAL

'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

'We laugh both at Mole and with him. A wonderful comic read, that, like all the best comedy, says something rather meaningful' Heat

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046426
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Impeccable comic timing, evergreen comic writing. I had more pure reading pleasure than from any other book I read this year - John Self, The Times

One of literature's most endearing figures. Mole is an excellent guide for all of us - Observer

Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it - Sunday Telegraph

An exquisite social comedy - Daily Telegraph

A satire of our times. Very funny indeed - Sunday Times

Marvellous, touching and screamingly funny . . . set to become as much a cult book as The Catcher in the Rye

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“The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4”

This book was an absolute joy, definately the funniest book I have read for years. I heard people talk about this "diary" when at school but only recently decided to read it. In all books I have... More

Paperback edition
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“Brilliant”

And so the love affair with the Adrian Mole series begins!

You share Adrian's concerns over his appearance, parents and his future and laugh at his naivety. You really do feel naughty reading it, as it is like... More

Paperback edition
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“The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4”

This is the funniest book ever written. It is a must read. Makes me cry with laughter.

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