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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years [Kindle Edition]

Sue Townsend
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A classic. The Adrian Mole diaries are thoroughly subversive. A true hero for our time (Richard Ingrams)

Enormously funny (Sunday Telegraph)

Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation (The Times)

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Thursday January 3rd



I have the most terrible problems with my sex life. It all boils down to the fact that I have no sex life. At least not with another person.



Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the unenviable situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped.


But Adrian is about to discover that extraordinary and wonderful things may blossom even in the wilderness . . .


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 626 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (30 Jan 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0033805W4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Leicester in 1946, Sue left school at 15 years of age. She married at 18, and by 23 was a single parent with three children. She worked in a variety of jobs including factory worker, shop assistant, and as a youth worker on adventure playgrounds. She wrote in secret for twenty years, eventually joining a writers' group at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester in her thirties.

At the age of 35, she won the Thames Television Playwright Award for her first play, Womberang, and started her writing career. Other plays followed including The Great Celestial Cow (1984), Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes (1990), and most recently You, me and Wii (2010), but she became most famous for her series of books about Adrian Mole, which she originally began writing in 1975.

The first of these, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ was published in 1982 and was followed by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1984). These two books made her the best-selling novelist of the 1980s. They have been followed by several more in the same series including Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (1993); Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004); and most recently Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years (2009). The books have been adapted for radio, television and theatre; the first being broadcast on radio in 1982. Townsend also wrote the screenplays for television adaptations of the first and second books and Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (published 1998, BBC television adaptation 2001).

Several of her books have been adapted for the stage, including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾: The Play (1985) and The Queen and I: a Play with Songs (1994), which was performed by the Out of Joint Touring Company at the Vaudeville Theatre and toured Australia. The latter is based on another of her books, in which the Royal Family become deposed and take up residence on a council estate in Leicester. Other books include Rebuilding Coventry (1988), Ghost Children (1997) and Queen Camilla (2006).

She was an honorary MA of Leicester University, and in 2008 she was made a Distinguished Honorary Fellow, the highest award the University can give. She was an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Loughborough University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her other awards include the James Joyce Award of the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin, and the Frink Award at the Women of the Year Awards. In 2009 she was given the Honorary Freedom of Leicester.

Her most recent novel, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, was published in 2012 by Michael Joseph and was a giant success, selling over half a million copies to date in the UK alone.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Mole fair... 20 April 2013
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I can't recommend this book enough. For anyone who followed him through his teen years, this book effortlessly transports you right back to the fictional universe. I last read a book in this series over a year ago, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I remembered. The human patheticness of his continued chase after Pandora adds just enough emotion to a primarily humorous tale. You know what you're buying with Sue Townsend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 11 Dec 2011
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Great sharp wit as always. Sue has done us proud again with this insightful and funny look at this tragic lad's life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Adrian is still suffering for his art in the wilds of Oxford,this is a very welcome return to form for the incredibly talented Sue Townsend.Those of you that have followed Adrian from his first outing will revel in the absolute brilliace that this book radiates.
The characters are all here and have been moved forward and matured in a warm and caring light by the author who quite clearly has written this book for anyone who has been at odds with the world.This book is very witty and is a fantastic addition to the on going adrian mole life story.
Gary Moss
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's almost everything you want in a book! 3 Feb 2014
By Jo
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For late teens and well upwards, this book can be read by so many people. It's quite annoying not seeing Adrians relationship progress that would probably be my only qualm
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 15 Dec 2013
By irene
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very good read especially for holidays. Pick it up and put it down laughing all the time would recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars The very best of Adrian Mole 9 Nov 2013
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This is a book that will keep you laughing from cover to cover and Adrian is the character that I have grown up with, some great cringe moments.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 29 Sep 2013
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As always, Sue Townsend has written another hit for Adrian Mole. Well written and very funny - the sort of book you can pick up and put down anytime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 Jun 2013
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You can't beat the Adrian Mole diaries, I have enjoyed every single boo. Sue Townsend never disappoints. Adrian is one of my favourite characters.
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