'One of the greatest comic creations. I can't remember a more relentlessly funny book' Daily Mirror
'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written - with apologies to Samuel Pepys, Bridget Jones and me' ADAM KAY
The fifth book in his hilarious diaries, where Adrian faces divorce, fatherhood and (short-lived) television stardom . . .
Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father.
His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked ('the sausage on my plate could have been a turd') and celebrated (will he be the nation's first celebrity offal chef?).
And the love of his life, Pandora Braithwaite, is too busy as the newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch to notice him.
Frustrated, disappointed and undersexed, Adrian despairs until a letter from his past changes everything . . .
'With the Mole books, Townsend has an unrivalled claim to be this country's foremost practising comic novelist' Mail on Sunday
'Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation. Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
'Three cheers for Mole's chaotic, non-achieving, dysfunctional family. We need him' Evening Standard
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Sue Townsend was, and remains, Britain's favourite comic novelist.
For over thirty years, after the publication of her instant and iconic bestseller The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ in 1982, she made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of Adrian's diaries followed, and all were highly acclaimed bestsellers.
She also published five other hugely popular novels - including The Queen and I and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year - as well as writing numerous well-received plays. Remarkably, Sue did not learn to read until she was eight and left school with no qualifications. As beloved by critics as she was by readers the length and breadth of the nation, she chronicled the lives of ordinary people in Britain through times of upheaval and great social change.
She lived in Leicester all her Life, dying in the city that she loved in 2014.