The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3 4

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions.

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232832

Category: English drama

Page: 99

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At nearly 14, Adrian Mole is an unrecognised intellectual and poet suffering the traumas of first love, the threat of parental divorce and spots. If he could only have his mum back home, a date with the desirable Pandora, and his own poetry program on the BBC, all might be well...

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3 4

Shares the observations of Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613087247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Shares the observations of Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage



The Secret Diary Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3 4

Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest ...

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932643

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran The FIRST TWO BOOKS in the hilarious and iconic Adrian Mole series from comic legend Sue Townsend. SOON TO BE ADAPTED INTO A WEST END MUSICAL _________ 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. Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of misspent adolescence. _________ 'I've never experienced a greater sense of recognition than when reading The Secret Diary' David Nicholls 'Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times 'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.


Adrian Mole The Early Years

British adolescent angst has never been so “laugh-out-loud funny” (The New York Times)—the journey begins with these first two books in the heartbreakingly hilarious series.

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052226

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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British adolescent angst has never been so “laugh-out-loud funny” (The New York Times)—the journey begins with these first two books in the heartbreakingly hilarious series. Commiserate with “one of literature’s most endearing figures” (The Observer)—a sharp-witted, pining, and achingly honest underdog of great expectations and dwindling patience who knows all (or believes he does) and tells all. First published in 1982, Adrian Mole’s chronicle of angst has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, spawned seven sequels, been adapted for television, and staged as a musical—truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post). The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13and ¾: Adrian Mole must amass his grievances—his acne vulgaris is grotesque; his crush, Pandora, has received seventeen Valentine’s Day cards (seventeen!); his PE teacher is a sadist; he fears his parents’ marriage is over since they no longer smoke together; his dog has gone AWOL; no one appreciates his poetry; and Animal Farm has set him off pork for good. If everyone were as appalled as Adrian Mole, it would be a better world. For now, for us, it’s just “screamingly funny” (The Sunday Times). The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole: Growing up among inferiors in Great Britain isn’t easy for a sensitive “poet of the Midlands” like Adrian, considering everything in the world is conspiring to scar him for life—his hormones are in a maelstrom; his mother is pregnant (at her age!); his girlfriend is in shut down; and he’s become allergic to non-precious metals. As his “crisply hilarious saga” (Booklist) continues, the changes Adrian undergoes will surely be profound. “Townsend’s wit is razor sharp” (Daily Mirror) as she shows us the world through the haunted eyes of her luckless teenage diarist and self-proclaimed “undiscovered intellectual,” proving again and again why she’s been called “a national treasure” (The New York Times Book Review).



The Adrian Mole Diaries

Author: Adrian Mole

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 342

View: 830

Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage, meets Pandora, a new student in his class, and decides to fall in love

Adrian Mole

Presents the latest diaries of young Master Mole, whose private musings represent the reflections of a misunderstood and muddled soul

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Soho PressInc

ISBN: 9781569470558

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

View: 272

Presents the latest diaries of young Master Mole, whose private musings represent the reflections of a misunderstood and muddled soul


Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction

The continuing saga of Adrian Mole, a middle-aged bookseller and single parent, who worries about many things, including his engagement to Marigold Flowers.

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141015888

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 818

Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction is the sixth book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Wednesday April 2nd My birthday. I am thirty-five today. I am officially middle-aged. It is all downhill from now. A pathetic slide towards gum disease, wheelchair ramps and death. Adrian Mole is middle-aged but still scribbling. Working as a bookseller and living in Leicester's Rat Wharf; finding time to write letters of advice to Tim Henman and Tony Blair; locked in mortal combat with a vicious swan called Gielgud; measuring his expanding bald spot; and trying to win-over the voluptuous Daisy . . . Adrian yearns for a better more meaningful world. But he's not ready to surrender his pen yet... Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. 'Hilarious. Deft, gleeful mockery impales modish fads, from home make-overs to new-age crazes, while fiercer irony is trained on the country's involvement with Iraq' Sunday Times 'Richly comic ... stuffed full of humour, tragedy, vanity, pathos and, very occasionally, wisdom' Guardian 'Completely hilarious, laugh-out-loud, a joy' Daily Mirror Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), 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.

The Adrian Mole Collection

Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, ...

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196740

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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The hilarious, bestselling follow-ups to Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole and Adrian Mole: The Wilderness together in one volume. Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, from the failure of his early poems to the even grander failure of his epic novels, these three novels in one volume provide a hilarious portrait of one young man's coming of age. 'He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists. No matter what your troubles may be Adrian Mole is sure to make you feel better' Evening Standard

Townsend Plays 1

A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers Bazaar and Rummage brings together a neurotic do-gooder, a trainee social worker and three agoraphobics who have been persuaded to venture out of their homes to run a jumble sale.

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147253686X

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 370

A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers Bazaar and Rummage brings together a neurotic do-gooder, a trainee social worker and three agoraphobics who have been persuaded to venture out of their homes to run a jumble sale. "As a study of agoraphobia, Bazaar and Rummage...is written with great verve, style and wit." (Benedict Nightingale); Set in an adult literacy class where the student's fear of ignorance is as much of a handicap as their inability to read, Groping for Words is a "close up of the social scrap-heap, written in a fine vein of comic indignation and giving a voice to people whose lives are mainly spent in queues and waiting rooms." (Irving Wardle, The Times); Womberang shows free spirit Rita Onions bringing joy and anarchy to the grim waiting-room of a gynaecology clinic. "A daydream of mastered fear" (New Society)


British and Irish Novelists Since 1960

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

View: 224

Essays on British and Irish novelists discusses the combination of desperation and avant-gardism, bestsellers, masterpieces, competing technologies, hyper fiction, the future of the novel, recent changes in British publishing, and the increase in writings by celebrity authors.

Ghost Children

"Seventeen years ago Angela Carr made the difficult decision to abort and unwanted child. Seventeen years later the child's father ... cannot quite forget his sense of grief and loss..."--jacket.

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780413689108

Category: Abortion

Page: 191

View: 576

"Seventeen years ago Angela Carr made the difficult decision to abort and unwanted child. Seventeen years later the child's father ... cannot quite forget his sense of grief and loss..."--jacket.

Contemporary Authors

Secret Diary of A . Mole ” ( radio series ) , British Broadcasting Corporation Radio
4 , first broadcast in January , 1982 ( also see below ) . The Secret Diary of Adrian
Mole , Aged 13 3 / 4 , Methuen , 1982 ( also see below ) . Bazaar and ...

Author: Susan M. Trosky

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 774

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Hart Crane Jacques Derrida Rachel Ingalls William Butler Yeats

The Great Celestial Cow

"The Great Celestial Cow is a little gem...It's very funny, touching, telling and moving...here is a story with much to say...I kept bursting into spontaneous applause." Robin Thornber, Guardian

Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147253834X

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 895

A play by one of Britain's best-selling writers When Sita and her children leave India to join her husband in England, she is forced to sell her cow, but she keeps her milking bucket in the hope that she will be able to buy another cow in Leicester. But England is nothing like she expected: faced with prejudice from the English and restrictions of tradition from her family, Sita clings to the dream of the cow and some sense of her own identity."The Great Celestial Cow is a little gem...It's very funny, touching, telling and moving...here is a story with much to say...I kept bursting into spontaneous applause." Robin Thornber, Guardian