Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (Adrian Mole #8)
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years is the eighth book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series.
Sunday 1st July
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 count
The wisdom of Adrian Mole, aged 39 3/4
Not much is going right for the Mole man in this go-round.
He's living one wall away from his parents, and they are NOT SHY about sharing their problems.
He's still the favorite confidant of old-age pensioners.
His son is fighting in Afghanistan.
His daughter's obsession with Di ...more
(In the book his fortieth birthday occurs in 2008, whilst his date of birth was apparently 02/04/1967).
I blame the publishers, simply because Sue Townsend can do no wrong. I will be writing to my MP on the matter in the strongest of terms.
Does anyone have Dr Braithwaite's address?
I first met Adrian in the pages of Woman's Realm in 1982, when I was just enough older than him to feel superior, and each new installment of his diaries is like getting a news-filled letter from a friend one hears from infrequently enough for it to contain plenty of news, but frequently enough for ...more
Z tej powieści zupełnie nic się nie wynosi. Opinia z okładki: „To najbardziej szczera – i najbardziej wzruszająca – książka o życiu z rakiem, jaką można sobie wyobrazić” jest kompletną bzdurą. Reda ...more
It felt less topical - the last two were both extremely topical and sharp-tongued about current events and celebrity, and this one, set geograp ...more
Great fun start to finish. The opening couple of weeks in particular - getting you back into the picture, reminding you of characters whilst introducing new ones etc. - were just a joy. They had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion.
Despite the deep, dark, potentially miserable core of the subject matter, Townsend keeps it light and refreshing, as we never stop rooting for the path ...more
That said, this is one of the weaker books to my mind - but maybe it's me who's changed; every ...more
A. A. Mole continues to be self centred whilst also being adrift on the ebbs and tides of life: 1 part tosser, 1 part underdog, a dash of adversity mixed with a cast of misfits. The genius of Townsend's character is that the reader (well, this one at least) can see so much of themselves in this protagonist whilst simultaneously hoping these observations ...more
Mole's kind heart and humanity is attractive to me and I feel sad that I'll never know if it worked out well between him and........
But really, finding out that another Adrian Mole book had come out was happy news, and once again, Sue Townsend has ...more
Before Christmas 2010 I reserved the book in the local library and got the news it was already hired out and I was third in the waiting line. By the middle of January I finally got the book, meaning that together ...more
It is a testament to the excellent writer ...more
Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary, though she has written purely dramatic works as well. She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a ...more
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