The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters

Written by Sue Townsend

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This book is a favourite of September 2009 Guest Editor Joanna Nadin:

Reading The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (at 13 and ¾) was the first time I picked up a book and thought, “Oh My God, that is me! That is how dull my life is.” It still makes me rock with laughter twenty-five years on. Without Adrian, Rachel Riley simply wouldn’t exist, and she certainly wouldn’t be studying politics A level.

The LoveReading Comment:
An ‘80s publishing sensation that has never gone out of fashion. It’s almost impossible not to laugh-out-loud at the brilliant dry humour that bubbles out of Sue Townsend’s writing. At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems - spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more - all recorded with brilliant humour in his diary.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The funniest account ever of a boy's experiences and concerns at the onset of puberty.


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend


Thank God for Sue Townsend * Observer * Funny, moving and a poke in the eye for adult morality * Sunday Express * Townsend [is] the absolute monarch of comic fiction * Daily Mail *

About the Author

Sue Townsend
Sue left school at fifteen and started writing immediately. For twenty years nobody knew that Leicester housewife, Mrs Townsend, was a writer. She joined a writers' group at Leicester's Phoenix Theatre and was soon installed as the Writer in Residence there.

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Paperback (b Format)
272 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 14 years


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Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

31st October 2002




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