Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

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9780141034737: Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

THIS HILARIOUS AND POIGNANT TALE OF ADRIAN MOLES EARLY MIDDLE AGE REAFFIRMS THAT SUE TOWNSEND HAS CREATED ONE OF THE GREAT COMIC CHARACTERS OF OUR TIME . A MUST FOR EVERY FAN WHO HAS LIVED THROUGH ADRIAN MOLE S ANGST-RIDDEN TEENAGE DIARIES AND WILL NOW ENJOY THE INCOMPARABLE TOWNSEND TURNING HER RAZOR-SHARP WIT TO MOLE S MIDDLE-AGE. EFFORTLESSLY HILARIOUS, A BRILLIANT SATIRE AND TRAGEDY.

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Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the eighth and final book in his diaries, as Adrian faces a shocking revelation that will change his life forever . . . (from publisher's description)

An exquisite social comedy (Daily Telegraph)

In this book the comedy is all the sharper, and more poignant, for its melancholy contrasts, the emotional danger and the sense that time is always running out. (The Guardian)

Sue Townsend has always had an unflinching sense of humour - the more incongruously awful the situation, the more she can make us laugh...this is a seriously lovely book. (Sunday Times)

Like Evelyn Waugh's Captain Grimes, Adrian is 'one of the immortals' and the series of his diaries the comic masterpiece of our time (The Scotsman)

This hilarious and poignant tale of Adrian Mole's early middle age reaffirms that Sue Townsend has created 'one of the great comic characters of our time' (The Scotsman)

The funniest person in the world (Caitlin Moran)

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'A tour de force by a comic genius and if it isn't the best book published this year, I'll eat my bookshelf' Daily Mail, Books of the Year

Sunday 1st July
NO SMOKING DAY
A momentous day! Smoking in a public place or place of work is forbidden in England. Though if you a lunatic, a prisoner, an MP or a member of the Royal Family you are exempt.

Adrian Mole is thirty-nine and a quarter. He lives in the country in a semi-detached converted pigsty with his wife Daisy and their daughter. His parents George and Pauline live in the adjoining pigsty. But all is not well.

The secondhand bookshop in which Adrian works is threatened with closure. The spark has fizzled out of his marriage. His mother is threatening to write her autobiography (A Girl Called Shit). And Adrian's nightly trips to the lavatory have become alarmingly frequent . . .


'Effortlessly hilarious. Brilliant satire and tragedy' The Times

'Hilarious. Comic gold' Sunday Times

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