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

When things go wrong, or when he makes a bad choice, you want to dive in and help. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It felt less topical – the last two were both extremely topical and sharp-tongued about current events and celebrity, and this one, set geograp I have read all the Adrian Mole books – indeed, I was delighted when the library catalogue told me there were two I didn’t realize had been published!

Yet Adrian now has something really tye worrying about, while routines take on a darker hue: 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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Adrian and Bernard become close friends during Bernard’s stay at The Piggeries, helping Adrian with household chores and a friendly ear. Does anyone have Dr Braithwaite’s address?


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The Eyars Years by Adrian Mole. He’s only a few months older than me, and since I first encountered him I’ve identified with him.

Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review

His ravishing wife Daisy loathes the countryside, longs for Dean Street and has yet to buy a pair of Wellingtons ; they are both aware the passion has gone out of their marriage, but neither knows how to reignite the flame.

In short, I cried. He is still banging out letters, in this case to Gordon Brown about his tax affairs and to Trevor Nunn about a dreadful play he has written set in the medieval countryside, as well as to a year-old man whom he quizzes about the secret of his longevity.

He is our Everyman, struggling in a world that never gives him an easy ride.

This volume contains much that will be familiar to followers of Adrian over the past two and a half decades. Alas, I’ll now age beyond him forever now. Near the end of the book, Nigel marries Lance. So, farewell then, Adrian Mole, the 80s parody of parochial adolescence which mutated into the author’s most well-received series of satirical soapboxes on thr Britain. I like to think he got it in the end Adrian Mole is and-a-quarter.

Throughout the course of the book, Adrian frequently feels that he has been emotionally neglectful of her, resulting in her lack of respect towards him. Jun 19, Louise rated it liked it. Adrian’s mum telling the story of his birth on his birthday for example.


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We’ll have to hope that Mole found the happiness that eluded him throughout the series, as it sure as heck deserted him here.

Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK. Fabulous but with the only cliffhanger of the series and Sue Townsend’s sad recent death, I really hope that somebody is able to finish Pandora’s Box and get it published, as I’m very keen to read on.

On top of all this he has prostate cancer to cope with.

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He is far too tall, looks like a ravaged Hugh Grant and is vulgarly ostentatious with his sports cars and Savile Prosrrate tweeds”. A funny, poignant read, enjoy! He later loses his fortune and hangs around The Piggeriesusually drunk. Surely these books are a teenage rite of passage. Gracie is Adrian and Daisy’s young daughter.