The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsends brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. Its my mothers fault for singing My Way at two oclock 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 childrens 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, Adrians painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britains 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 Sue Townsend is Britains favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 553/4), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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31/10/2002