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The Adrian Mole Collection [Kindle Edition]

Sue Townsend
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The hilarious, bestselling follow-ups to Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole and Adrian Mole: The Wilderness together in one volume.



Sunday July 18th.



My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched.



Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, from the failure of his early poems to the even grander failure of his epic novels, these three novels in one volume provide a hilarious portrait of one young man's coming of age.



'He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists. No matter what your troubles may be Adrian Mole is sure to make you feel better' Evening Standard




Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2110 KB
  • Print Length: 509 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (19 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072I1KC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,731 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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly annoying; in wrong order! 25 Mar. 2012
By Beansmummy TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Good value collection of Moles, BUT, while the contents list gives the books in their correct order ("Growing Pains" first, "Wilderness Years" last), the books are actually in REVERSE order. Clicking on the contents list to take you straight to "Growing pains" in fact takes you to "Wilderness years" and vice versa. This is a huge pain in the neck and means you can't just start at the beginning and read straight through, or even use the contents list properly. Sloppy editing/ formatting, and has really irritated me.

Sort your formatting out!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection. 28 Feb. 2012
By Avatre
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Three brilliant stories in one, and for a good price. Just a quick note - the books themselves are placed in the wrong order (at least on the Kindle), with The Wilderness Years first where the Growing Pains should be. Makes it a bit annoying to push past half the book to get to the start point, and can be a bit confusing, but all the Adrian Mole books are well worth the read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great price, however.. 18 May 2012
By Chloe
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read these in paper form a few times, so bought this for Kindle because of the great price for 3 books in 1. I have just returned it however, its a lot of trouble having to scroll through to get to the first book (which is at the end). Have just bought them individually instead...a shame.

Have gave it 3 stars...good value for the 3 books if you don't mind scrolling through to read them in order.
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This book is IN THE WRONG ORDER. So reading it on the kindle is a total faff. It's also littered with spelling/grammatical mistakes and there's at least one repeated paragraph in there. Someone needs to proof-read and make amendments to this book.

Other than that, the stories are good and it works out much cheaper than buying the books individually
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and sarcastic and delicious 3 Jun. 2014
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What more do you need! A great source of sarcastic humour. A great read from start to finish.... inspired me to dig out the diaries and compare notes. Highly recommended.
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love reading Adrian mole books as a child just as I remembered good book to read on a long plane journey
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