I've never experienced a greater sense of recognition than when reading The Secret Diary
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written - with apologies to Samuel Pepys, Bridget Jones and me' ADAM KAY
FEATURED IN 'THE 100 BOOKS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' BBC ARTS
The FIRST TWO BOOKS in the hilarious and iconic Adrian Mole series from comic legend Sue Townsend.
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
THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE IS NOW A MAJOR MUSICAL
Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.
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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.