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 will be writing to my MP on the matter in the strongest of terms. Adrian Mole 8 books. As ever, simultaneously hilarious and sad. Archived copy as title link. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK.

Jul 11, Megan Baxter rated it liked it. Adrian Mole’s nearly forty, and I’ve lost track of how many of his diaries have been published now. I blame the publishers, simply because Sue Townsend can do no wrong. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author’s work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed. The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Meanwhile, he struggles on with his own creative project: Even the Christmas lights mooe problematic. Adulterous wife, job in difficulties, cancer – and that’s just for yeats. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

I boluje od rak-rane srednjih godina – raka prostate! Bernard is a strange, eccentric and frequently drunk man who Adrian calls in to look jears the bookshop due to both Mr Carlton-Hayes and his own frequent absences due to illness.


So even though I struggled with this book, I’m glad to have read Mole’s final chapters, and hope that he’s happy somewhere ths his literary universe. Twenty-five years have passed since Adrian Mole wrote his first secret diary entries, aged 13 and three quarters Over time, I’ve read each diary at similar stages to his life, with prostrare final book putting me less than a year behind him. I see it as a new chapter of life opening for Adrian, and it looks to be the happiest one yet.

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There are no discussion prostrzte on this book yet. Tried to stretch it out as long as possible, but had to finish today. Adrian remains his endearing self: Townsend is still spot-on with Adrian’s voice in this volume.

This is a fantastic final tale darian the day to day life of the brilliant Mr Mole. I’ve been reading Sue Townsend’s Mole books since when the first two were released in a single hardback volume in the U. This isn’t black comedy — Sue Townsend cares too much about her characters for that — but it’s certainly grim. Cancer, adultery and money problems are at the heart of the book so at times it felt like an Eastenders plot line.

Who will I look up to now?

It has come as a bigger shock to find out that Sue Townsend died a few years ago whilst preparing another installment, Reading her obituaries she was blind through diabetes for the last few years of her life, her son donated his kidney to her and she was confined to her bed for most of the time.

Well done Mole and Townsend: 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. I can’t deny I’ve been putting off finishing this one for a while now.

You probably remember him when he was thirteen and three quarters. The commentary on politics is hilarious and I laughed out loud so many times. Oh, and Adrian’s also been having some prostate trouble, the “old man’s disease,” as everyone insists on calling it. These books seem to promise much but don’t deliver.


Funny but painful, like it was happening to a I can’t deny I’ve been putting off finishing this one for a while now. Phil, MP is Adrian’s childhood sweetheart, and despite being opposed to the Iraq war and a vocal critic of Tony Blairis still in a prominent position in government and knows Gordon Brown personally.

Things still manage to get worse when Adrian becomes ill. Fast-forward four years and Adrian’s life is in turmoil again.

Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review

It helps ;rostrate to watch through another’s eyes, and be both touched and tickled by similar experience However, Adrian has remained my first love ever since the day I picked up my dad’s battered old copy of ‘The Secret Diary’. Aug 26, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: Click here to see more Tap here to see more Tap here to see more. Initially a successful businessman, he visits Adrian’s parents following Doreen’s sudden death and is frequently arrogant and prostratd towards Adrian and Bernard.

It felt less topical – the last two were both extremely topical and sharp-tongued adriwn 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!

Monday 31 December Worst of all, though, is wife Daisy’s dalliance with the local lord of the manor “I don’t see why women go barmy about Fairfax-Lycett. I know someone like this ; hi mum!