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This book is a favourite of September 2009 Guest Editor Joanna Nadin:
Reading The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (at 13 and ¾) was the first time I picked up a book and thought, “Oh My God, that is me! That is how dull my life is.” It still makes me rock with laughter twenty-five years on. Without Adrian, Rachel Riley simply wouldn’t exist, and she certainly wouldn’t be studying politics A level.
The LoveReading Comment:
An ‘80s publishing sensation that has never gone out of fashion. It’s almost impossible not to laugh-out-loud at the brilliant dry humour that bubbles out of Sue Townsend’s writing. At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems - spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more - all recorded with brilliant humour in his diary.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend
The funniest account ever of a boy's experiences and concerns at the onset of puberty.
|Publication date:||31st October 2002|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 2|
Sue left school at fifteen and started writing immediately. For twenty years nobody knew that Leicester housewife, Mrs Townsend, was a writer. She joined a writers' group at Leicester's Phoenix Theatre and was soon installed as the Writer in Residence there.More About Sue Townsend