Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

Author(s): Sue Townsend

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This is the brand new edition of the hilarious eighth book in the brilliant "Adrian Mole" series, Sue Townsend's "Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years". Sunday July 1st. No Smoking Day. A momentous day! Smoking in a public place or place of work is forbidden in England. Though if you a lunatic, a prisoner, an MP or a member of the Royal Family you are exempt. Adrian Mole is thirty-nine and a quarter. He lives in the country in a semi-detached converted pigsty with his wife Daisy and their daughter. His parents live in the adjoining pigsty. But all is not well. The bookshop in which Adrian works is threatened with closure. The spark has fizzled out of his marriage. His mother is threatening to write her autobiography ("A Girl Called Sh*t"). And Adrian's nightly trips to the lavatory have become alarmingly frequent..."A tour de force by a comic genius and if it isn't the best book published this year, I'll eat my bookshelf". ("Daily Mail", Books of the Year). "Effortlessly hilarious. Brilliant satire and tragedy". ("The Times"). "Hilarious. Comic gold". ("Sunday Times"). Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Since the publication of "The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4" in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of diaries have followed: "The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole", "The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole", "Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years", "Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years", "The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole", "Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction" and "Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years". All have been acclaimed bestsellers, some have been adapted for radio and TV, starring Lulu, Julie Walters and Stephen Mangan, among others. She has also written six other popular novels ("The Queen and I", "Queen Camilla", "Number Ten", "Rebuilding Coventry", "Ghost Children" and "The Woman Who Went to Bed for A Year") and penned many well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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An exquisite social comedy Daily Telegraph In this book the comedy is all the sharper, and more poignant, for its melancholy contrasts, the emotional danger and the sense that time is always running out. The Guardian Like Evelyn Waugh's Captain Grimes, Adrian is 'one of the immortals' and the series of his diaries the comic masterpiece of our time The Scotsman Sue Townsend has always had an unflinching sense of humour - the more incongruously awful the situation, the more she can make us laugh...this is a seriously lovely book. Sunday Times This hilarious and poignant tale of Adrian Mole's early middle age reaffirms that Sue Townsend has created 'one of the great comic characters of our time' The Scotsman

Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. For thirty years, since the publication of The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of Adrian's diaries have followed, and all have been highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also published five other popular novels and written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

General Fields

  • : 9780241959497
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.296
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Townsend
  • : Paperback
  • : 4-Dec
  • : 823.92
  • : 448