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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (1982)

by Sue Townsend

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Series: Adrian Mole (1)

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Follows the ups and downs of one British teenager's life in diary form.
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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
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  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
cute and funny and very very 80s and british. i appreciated the digs on thatcher and while the "14-year-old intellectual" thing is a bit on the nose, i enjoyed reading from the pov of a parentified child (as my therapist calls it) ( )
  mirnanda | Dec 27, 2019 |
The diary entries of Adrian Mole, a naive teenager who believes himself to be an intellectual. I read this as a child and found it funny then and even funnier now that I understand Adrian's misinterpretations of the event in his life even better. The audiobook narrator, Nicholas Barnes, does a really great job with Adrian's voice. ( )
1 vote -Eva- | Jan 21, 2018 |
Laugh of loud funny and anyone of a certain age will remember the angst of being 13 and 3/4 and being ticked off and embarassed by your parent's behavior and seemingly lack of concern for your never ending ' crisis situations ' which are nothing more than the equivilant to a broken nail. Huge fan of Sue Townsend, sadly she is gone now. ( )
  REINADECOPIAYPEGA | Jan 10, 2018 |
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Sue Townsendprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barnes, NicholasNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berger, JoeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Damave, HenriëtteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holden, CarolineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walliams, DavidForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Paul walked with something screwed up tight inside him ... yet he chatted away with his mother. He would never have confessed to her how he suffered over these things and she only partly guessed.' D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers
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For Colin and also for Sean, Dan, Vicki and Elizabeth with love and thanks
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These are my New Year's resolutions:

1. I will help the blind across the road.
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