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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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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

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Believe it or not, she’s been writing about ridiculous nativity plays and dreadful Christmas dinners for a quarter of a century now, but the latest incarnations are as fresh as ever. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Preview — Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend. My favourite of the Adrian Mole series. So arrian though I struggled with this book, I’m glad to have read Mole’s final chapters, and hope that he’s happy somewhere in his literary universe.

To view it, click here. 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 prostratw to go with the therapy.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. The Brett sequences are hilarious, and Yeafs funeral was a typical Mole affair.

Jul 11, Jeff Buddle rated it it was amazing. Jul 11, Megan Baxter rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Townsend’s treatment of Adrian from the prodtrate is unabashed and harsh, as she continuously sends him on wild escapades and gives him so much self-absorption and naivety that he is set up for some sort of downfall; in this novel, however, the main battle he faces is dealt with delicately and empathically.


I’ve been reading Sue Townsend’s Mole books since when the first two were released in a single hardback volume in the U. Sep 13, Alex rated it liked it Shelves: I had a hard time reading this book, took me a long time as I found Mole and the surrounding characters extremely…sad or pathetic or selfish.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend

If you’re like me, you can’t help but have sympathy for Adrian. View all 4 comments.

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. Mole continues to be self centred whilst also being adrift on the ebbs and tides of life: He is far too tall, looks like a ravaged Hugh Grant and is vulgarly ostentatious with his sports cars and Savile Row tweeds”.

Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. He is still banging out letters, in this case to Gordon Brown about his tax affairs and to Trevor Nunn about a dreadful play he has written adrkan in the medieval countryside, as well as to a year-old man whom he quizzes about the secret of his longevity.

Please update your billing details here. He invites himself to Christmas dinner at Adrian’s home and refuses to leave until Adrian has recovered from his prostate cancertaking up permanent residence.

Over hte, I’ve read each diary at similar stages to his life, with this final book putting me less than a year behind him. 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. You invited it to your birthday party and cried when it didn’t turn up. That said, this is one of the weaker books to my mind – but maybe it’s me who’s changed; every Adrian Mole’s nearly forty, and I’ve lost track of how many of his diaries have been published now.


This article needs additional citations for verification. Enjoyable continuation of the Adrian mole story What I love most about the Adrian Mole books is their humour and how they show all aspects of family life, my favourite character is George Mole, Adrian’s Dad, whose one liners are memorable throughout all the books, in ‘The Prostate Years’, you see a softer side to him.

I see it as a new chapter of life opening for Adrian, and it prosyrate to be the happiest one yet.

And maybe it’s just that I liked the ending of the Weapons of Mass Destruction. 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 and, of course, Ms. His son is rpostrate in Afghanistan. But most importantly, the love of Adrian’s life is here, Pandora More from the web. Initially a successful businessman, he visits Adrian’s parents following Doreen’s sudden death and is frequently arrogant and degrading towards Adrian and Bernard.

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. July Learn how and when to remove proetrate template message. He is occasionally absent from work due to ill-health and eventually spends a short stay in hospital with back trouble, where he becomes somewhat addicted to reality TV programmes.

Unable to afford the mortgage on jears riverside apartment, he has been forced to move adrisn a semi-detached converted ,ole next door to his parents, George and Pauline.

We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. 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.