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5.0 out of 5 stars
Still Idealistic and Put upon!, 14 Oct. 2004
Sue Townsend's chronicles of the life of one A.A. Mole just keep getting better and better. After all that has happened to him over the years, one can't help but hope that maybe things will finally right themselves and that Adrian will live happily, if not ever after then at the very least for the foreseeable future.
Now working in an antiquarian and second hand bookstore (where he seems to have finally found his niche); running up huge debts due to the evils of store cards; acquiring a fiancee against his will and worrying about his son in the army, one can't help but wonder if he will ever get out of this one. Added to this is the saga of retrieving a deposit for a holiday cancelled due to fears about being bombed by an Iraqi weapon of mass destruction.
Throw in a bunch of swans, a pigsty conversion project; unflagging support for Tony Blair; the usual cast of old friends; and a light at the end of the tunnel, and you have another excellent book from Sue Townsend, certainly one you will want to read from cover to cover in one sitting.