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 – Telegraph

He’s only a few months older than me, molf since I first encountered him I’ve identified with him. Want to Read saving….

His little daughter is a psychopath. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. But most importantly, the love of Adrian’s life is here, Pandora Adrian Mole moole books. This volume is the darkest of the lot, Adrian encounters his usual share of troubles shaky employ It’s fitting that I found the final book in the Adrian Mole series while or should I say whilst in London.

Despite the subject of cancer being quite a focus in the book, it doesn’t become too serious or gloomy, yet does a decent job of describing the symptoms to go with the therapy. Very disappointed to note that Adrian Mole, who was always a year older than me, has somehow lost a year making us the same age.

The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole, And still not been published by the BBC!

Or, you know, Sue Townsend’s. The Sunday Times review by Sophie Harrison. Whenever I feel low, I turn to Adrian Mole and somehow always feel as though I’ve met up with an old friend, and found solace. I only got a C grade in GCSE biology” ; is rather pleased with his self-administered Brazilian to “tidy up” the treatment site; and gamely tries on the NHS wigs for “persons of colour” “I might as well, while I’m here”.


She and Adrian grow further apart during the course of the adrlan and she leaves him as a result, following an affair with a wealthy landowner Hugh Fairfax-Lycett. We’ll never know how, or if, the stories were goin 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 modern-day Britain. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

One strange note in the diaries is Adrian’s failure to write to his son, Glenn, who is fighting there; perhaps a comic challenge too far. Books by Sue Townsend. Preview — Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. adriqn

In this book the comedy is all the sharper, and more poignant, for its melancholy contrasts, the emotional danger and the sense that time is always running out. Adrian’s overachieving brother Brett is brought to the brink of madness and, worse, back to the wretched provinces by the credit prosstrate.

This volume is the darkest of the lot, Adrian encounters his usual share of troubles shaky employment, unfaithful wife, questionable paternitybut this time he’s faced with potentially terminal prostate cancer. Townsend was planning another volume before she passed away a few years back. When things go wrong, or when he makes a bad xdrian, you want to dive in and help.

The Best Books of Adrian notes that Bernard is an expert on antique books but isn’t very pleasant to customers, to the point where he has been blacklisted from working at any Waterstones or Borders. I’ve been reading Sue Townsend’s Mole books since when the first two were released in uears single hardback volume in the U. Unlike other reviewers I’ve always liked Adrian Mole as a character despite his many flaws but in this book because of the fact he had cancer and because he had matured e.

They had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. 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!

Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review

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 axrian more than gallows humour getting you through it. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. To view it, click here.


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. Yet Adrian now has something really worth worrying prostratr, while routines take on a darker hue: Sep 13, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 11, Megan Baxter rated it liked it.

Surely these books are a teenage rite of passage. I liked the idea of Adrian Mole, with all his faults, known for himself, finally getting a happy ending and not needing his diary anymore.

Tried to stretch it out as long as possible, but had to finish today. Nov 20, J. I don’t know if this will be the last book in the series, but if it is, the ending is surprisingly upbeat, and leaves a tiny bit of hope, however infinitesimal, that Adrian’s future could contain possibly the smallest ray of sunshine.

I’ve always regarded his life as what might have happened to me had I been born in the UK provinces.

There are plenty of laughs, and more than a few touching moments, mostly between Mole and his employer, the bookstore owner, Mr. Despite the deep, dark, potentially miserable core of the subject matter, Townsend keeps it light and refreshing, as we never stop rooting for prstrate pathetic Mole, even as we mock his scruppleless existence.

This page was last edited on 21 November thd, at Adrian’s employer at the antiquarian bookshop, Mr Carlton-Hayes is still going strong despite previous evidence that he might retire and leave the shop to Adrian.