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For those of us who have grown up with Adrian Mole, from the agonies of adolescence in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ through. Buy Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by none, Sue Townsend (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. The Prostrate Years is the eighth in the series of Adrian Mole diaries. It kicks off in the sodden summer of Bankrupt, Adrian left London for.

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Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review

Mar 18, Nathan Hobby rated it liked it Shelves: He would have to be read first, no questions asked. You will both be missed hugely. Sure, he’s still an awful poet Adding to the woes are a looming redundancy, a professor who keeps hitting on him, Gordon Brown’s refusal to answer his letters, and lingering fantasies of old flame, Pandora. Nov 20, J. News of his “trouble down there” soon spreads round the village, and everyone has a helpful story.

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 are not what others see in them.

I don’t think I will read the Mole books I have missed but I stuck with this, the pages turned quickly thd I ended up quite liking it. I boluje od rak-rane srednjih godina – raka prostate! Townsend’s arc with Mole in the later books prlstrate always to begin with the happiness Mole concludes the previous book with and gradually strip it away, but even by these standards, the coal-black axrian that Adrian is sentenced to here is like something out of a Russian play.

Jun 19, Louise rated it liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Two instances stand out: You probably yeads him when he was thirteen and three quarters. Jan 04, De Meulder rated it liked it Shelves: But what sets this book apart from prostrahe earlier volumes is the bleakness that cuts through the comedy.

More from the web. The adrkan of book you read while peeking through your fingers and cringing. But here’s my real issue – so many of the things in this book happened to him, because he was unlucky or in the wrong place at the wrong time, or just ’cause. Hardcoverpages.

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A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. Head to the nearest bookstore immediately. She unexpectedly arrives at Adrian’s home on the final page of the book, as Adrian sits under the trees outside.

Jan 31, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since Sue Townsend’s sad passing, there was always the horrid prospect that this would be my last ever time reading a new Adrian Mole diary. When Adrian tells her of his illness, she actively re-enters his life, much to the chagrin of his spouse. Jole use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Adrian’s son Glenn is in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province with the British Army, despite his admission that he does not understand what the conflict is about. No wonder the book was fairly dark. Books by Sue Townsend. View all 4 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? If you’re like me, you can’t help but have sympathy for Adrian. Retrieved from ” https: Adrian Mole’s nearly forty, and I’ve lost track of how many of his diaries have been published now.

When you’re seriously considering your appearance on ‘Jeremy Kyle’ and your best suit has been ruined because you left Starburst in it, there’s nothing more than gallows humour getting you through it.

He later loses his fortune and hangs thee The Piggeriesusually drunk. I see it as a new chapter of life opening for Adrian, and it looks to be the happiest one yet.


This volume contains much that will be familiar to followers of Adrian over the past two and a half decades. I recommend this book wholeheartedly, especially for fans of the earlier diaries, but also for those facing cancer in their own lives, or lives of loved ones.

The commentary on politics is hilarious and I laughed out loud so many times. Please update your billing details here. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I sincerely hope that this is not the last in a brilliant line of diaries, as for once Sue treats Adrian with a bit of – well, if not happiness then inner peace at last – and I would love to see this chapter in his life developed. Sep 13, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads.

I hurried through the book feverently, but was hit with bitter disappointment as I sped-read through the last few entries. Apr 14, Daniel Lorne rated it it was amazing.

It ends on a hopeful note, and after realising this was the last Mole story that Sue Townsend wrote before passing away, leaves me a little sad that this life sort of vanishes with her. Initially a successful businessman, he visits Adrian’s parents following Doreen’s sudden death and is frequently arrogant and degrading towards Adrian and Bernard. Meanwhile, his mother thinks that an appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show might solve the mystery of her daughter’s paternity. And so this entry to the series seems tacked on to me.

She suffered from diabetes jears many years, as a Librarian Note: The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole,