THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION FEATURING A BRAND-NEW INTRODUCTION FROM CAITLIN MORAN
'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written' ADAM KAY, GUARDIAN
'Every child in the country should receive a copy on their thirteenth birthday' CAITLIN MORAN
'One of literature's most endearing figures. Mole is an excellent guide for all of us' OBSERVER
**In 2022 Sue Townsend was awarded the Legacy Achievement Award by the Comedy Women in Print prize**
Friday January 2nd
I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home.
Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life as he writes candidly about the dog, his parents' marital troubles and life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual.'
Forty years after it first appeared, Sue Townsend's comic masterpiece continues to be rediscovered by new generations of readers.
'The UK's bestselling fiction book of the eighties and one of the great comic creations of the past half-century. Impeccable comic timing, evergreen comic writing. I had more pure reading pleasure than from any other book I read this year' John Self, The Times
'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'One of Britain's most celebrated comic writers' GUARDIAN