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 always look forward to the latest Adrian Mole book and this one is a fine addition to the series. Despite the deep, dark, potentially miserable core of the subject matter, Townsend keeps it light and refreshing, as we never stop rooting for the moole Having grown up with Adrian Mole, I was desperately hoping that this one would not disappoint.

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. It helps sometimes to watch through another’s eyes, and be both touched and tickled by similar experience Fast-forward four years and Adrian’s life is in turmoil again. Jan 31, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: He would have to be read first, no questions asked.

The Wilderness Years Adrian Mole: Jan 04, Sarah rated it really liked it. Archived copy as title link. But what sets this book apart from the earlier volumes is the bleakness that cuts through the comedy. The book ends as Adrian stands up and walks towards her. Very prosgrate to note that Adrian Mole, who was always a year older than me, has somehow lost a year making us the same age. Being English, he bucks up rather well, stares down death with a mix of fear and courage.

We’ll never know how, adrjan if, the stories were going to end. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Archived from the original on 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.


Brett is the illegitimate son of George Mole and Doreen Slater. And like the earlier books, this one is sharp on contemporary affairs: Fictional diarists spin much of their comedy out of routine — think of Bridget Jones’s daily fags’n’booze tally — and the unwitting exaggeration of tiny concerns.

It was released on 5 November Already a subscriber or registered access user? Adrian Mole has always been a bit of a hapless character, true, but he’s always gotten himself into aadrian, in true gormless fashion, and then helplessly looked for a way out.

The opening couple of weeks in particular – getting you back into the picture, reminding you of characters whilst introducing new ones etc.

Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review

This article has multiple issues. For all Adrian’s foibles he remains an endearing character and reading this installment was like rekindling prostrage old friendship – simultaneously awkward yet comfortable. Well done Mole and Townsend: Lists with This Book. He remains committed to Literature, cycling to his day job in a second-hand bookshop and toiling in the evenings on his…. Loved the end and can’t wait for the next installment. The kind of book you read while peeking through your fingers and cringing.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years – Wikipedia

Published November 24th by Michael Joseph first published Throughout the course of the book, Pandora frequently calls and visits Adrian after he is diagnosed with prostate tye. His marriage is in trouble, his family is as disfunctional as ever and his bookshop is failing. To add to his misery, he is already impaired further with his prostate trouble.

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Books by Sue Townsend. Townsend is a genius at keeping you smiling when things are desperately grim. I loved the political and social satire of this book as well as the tragi-comedy you now expect but still find yourself laughing out loud about.


Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

The great thing is that Adrian’s character remains constant throughout each and every difficulty; pitying his life and longing for an existence of respect, literary success prostrste, of course, Ms.

Oh, and Adrian’s also been having some prostate trouble, the “old man’s disease,” as everyone insists on calling it.

This volume contains much that will be familiar to followers of Adrian over the past two and a half decades. This time, he seemed much more acted upon than an actor which is not to clear him of all culpability in his marriage breaking downand adriah wasn’t as fun or funny.

After long-distance dreams of Afrian and tragic local girlfriends it was a real, grown-up kind of happiness that Townsend bestowed on Adrian with Daisy and their gloriously stubborn little girl Gracie, and now it’s under threat. A funny, poignant read, enjoy! I will be writing to my MP on the matter in the strongest of terms. Nov 20, J. Despite the deep, dark, potentially miserable core of the subject matter, Townsend keeps it light and refreshing, as we never stop rooting for the pathetic Mole, even as we mock his scruppleless existence.

There’s a lot to admire in Adrian in this volume. I dearly hope thw Sue Townsend hasn’t thw to call it a day as far as her greatest character is concerned. But this is the most honest — and moving — account of living with cancer that you could hope to read. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sure, he’s still an awful poet