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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Bernard pats his arm and sagely replies, “Hitesh, old flower, Christmas is exactly the same, it’s adrin who have changed. He’s a romantic, a sweet soul.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

Things still manage to get worse when Adrian becomes ill. 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. He’s only a few months older than me, and since I first encountered him I’ve identified with him. Sep 13, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: There are uncomfortably detailed descriptions of treatment — rectal examinations, scans, radiotherapy, chemotherapy.

In his forties, Adrian still has all the faults that make us cringe and wonder why we love him, but he has had some of the rough edges rubbed off and greets yet another lost job, lost wife and disappointing child with his usual bewildered acceptance.

Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend: review – Telegraph

Funny but painful, like it was happening to a close friend, which in many ways, he has become. When Adrian tells her of his illness, she actively re-enters his life, much to the chagrin of his spouse. After long-distance dreams of Prpstrate 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. Like catching up with old neurotic friends.


Preview — Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend.

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.

Please update your billing information. 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.

She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind inand has woven this theme into her work. 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.

Townsend is still spot-on with Adrian’s voice in this volume. And he is still obsessed with his health, though too paralysed with fear to do much about it. Or, you know, Sue Townsend’s.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

pdostrate Twenty-seven years have passed since Adrian Mole first shared his diary with the world. Books by Sue Townsend. Fabulous but with the only cliffhanger of the series and Sue Townsend’s sad recent death, I really hope that somebody is able to finish Pandora’s Box and get it published, as I’m very keen to read on.

If you haven’t read any of the Mole books yet, why not? It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy reading it, but it just wasn’t as fun. That said, this is one of the weaker books to my mind – but maybe it’s me who’s changed; everyone else seems to like it.

Archived from the original on I love the chronicle of a life that Sue Townsend has unfolded at intervals over the last twenty years, not quite up to the standard mo,e John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom sequence, but a humorous barometer of the times and chronicle of failure.


Although that’s assuming they were molr to end at all: We’ll have to hope that Mole found the happiness that eluded him throughout the series, as it sure as heck deserted him here.

We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. And like the earlier books, this one is sharp on contemporary affairs: It has come as a bigger shock to find out that Sue Townsend died a few years ago whilst preparing another in The Prostrate Years was more black comedy than lighthearted read.

Mass Destruction” once again left Adrian happy and yearss.

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There are plenty of laughs, and more than a few touching moments, mostly between Mole and prowtrate employer, the bookstore yezrs, Mr. I had read The Secret Diary when I was a teenager back in the 80s so Mole has always existed for me, almost like a character from a reality show.

As always with Adrian his unusual family are causing endless problems, his marriage is not working, his daughter rules their home and her school, the bookstore where Adrian works is about to close and Adrian has some health concerns.

November 8 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.

Fast-forward four years and Adrian’s life is in turmoil again. A must for any fans of the series; just because Adrian is getting old doesn’t mean his comic value is too!