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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I see it as a new chapter of life opening for Adrian, and it looks to be the happiest one yet. And maybe it’s just that I liked the ending of the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Feb 27, Rob Osment rated it really liked it. As ever, simultaneously hilarious and sad. Head to the nearest bookstore immediately. But most importantly, the love of Adrian’s life is here, Pandora 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.

You probably remember him when he was thirteen and three quarters. I like to think he got it in the end These are not new jokes, but Townsend continues to spin them brilliantly, and with a vitality and verve particularly impressive in a book about endings, about things closing down Britain’s in the death throes of the New Labour project, while in Adrian’s village the bookshop, the pub, the post office, the church — all are going.

He’s now at the grand old age of 39 and is on his third marriage. Does anyone have Dr Braithwaite’s address? The Best Books of 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.


Fast-forward four years and Adrian’s life is in turmoil again.

This article needs additional citations for verification. There’s a lot to admire in Adrian in this volume. Open Preview See a Problem? Archived copy as title link. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

This book may seem particularly laden with horrors, but it’s really all just another chapter in the angst ridden life of Adrian Mole, and of all the Adrian Moles in the world, he is definitely the Adrian Moleiest. All in all a humourous but touching read about life and how it can seem pointless at times, but how there is a reason for all the pointlessness. Mole continues to be self centred whilst also being adrift on the ebbs and tides of life: Books by Sue Townsend.

Or, you know, Sue Townsend’s. 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.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

They had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Tried to stretch it out as long as possible, but had to finish today. The thr synonymous with Townsend’s style, and this series in particular, is still there, but different in the sense that instead of laughing bitterly at Adrian and his pathetic situations, instead we feel his pain and journey through the book alongside him, tittering at what we observe along the way.

The irritating couple who run the post office weigh in: Jan 15, Jane rated it really liked it.

Sure, he’s still an awful poet I’m really sad that this is the last book. Quotes from Adrian Mole: A few years on and reality has come crashing back in with a strained marriage, stroppy daughter, mooching half-brother, son still fighting the Taliban and a failing bookshop pushing Mole back to the safety of his diaries.

Lawrence rated it it was amazing. She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind inand has woven this theme into her work. Yet what is so admirable about this book — and makes it such a piercing, funny read — is the strength of humour that Townsend maintains, expertly avoiding both mawkishness and hollow jollity as she steers Adrian through the strange new world of the oncology department.

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When we last heard from Adrian, he had fallen in love with Daisy Flowers and they had ;rostrate on a new life with their baby, Gracie. Accessibility Links Skip to content. Five years have passed, sure, but not even a passing mention? Orostrate feel sorry for him, you are frustrated by him, you pity him, you get angered by him but prostrahe always want the best for him.

Two instances stand out: Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary, though she has written purely dramatic works as well. Sad to hear of Sue Tonwsend’s passing.

Adrian also discovers that the assumption that he is George and Pauline’s offspring might be a fallacy. Brett is the illegitimate son of George Mole and Doreen Slater.

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. From Adrian’s point of view, she’s continued to great success, a member of Parliament, still utterly beautiful, confident and comfortable.

Cancer, adultery and money problems are at the heart of the yeags so at times it felt like an Eastenders plot line.