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Adrian Mole

The Prostrate Years

Auteur: Sue Townsend
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Engelstalig
  • 448 pagina's
  • reissue
  • 9780241959497
  • augustus 2010
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Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend (1946 - 2014) was een Britse schrijfster. Ze schreef romans, non-fictie en toneelstukken. Haar bekendste roman is The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year (De Vrouw die een jaar in bed ging liggen). Voor dit boek ontving zij in 2012 de National Book Award voor audioboek van het jaar. Op vind je alle boeken van Sue Townsend.


'Effortlessly hilarious. Brilliant satire and tragedy' The Times Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of THE EIGHTH and FINAL BOOK in his diaries, as Adrian continues to struggle with his love life, endures a painfully awkward school play and contemplates the unsettling prospect of applying genital poultice. --------------------------- Sunday 1st July NO SMOKING DAY A momentous day! Smoking in a public place or place of work is forbidden in England. Though if you a lunatic, a prisoner, an MP or a member of the Royal Family you are exempt. Adrian Mole is thirty-nine and a quarter. He lives in the country in a semi-detached converted pigsty with his wife Daisy and their daughter. His parents George and Pauline live in the adjoining pigsty. But all is not well. The secondhand bookshop in which Adrian works is threatened with closure. The spark has fizzled out of his marriage. His mother is threatening to write her autobiography (A Girl Called Shit). And Adrian's nightly trips to the lavatory have become alarmingly frequent . . . 'A tour de force by a comic genius and if it isn't the best book published this year, I'll eat my bookshelf' Daily Mail, Books of the Year 'Hilarious. Comic gold' Sunday Times 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran


Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the eighth and final book in his diaries, as Adrian faces a shocking revelation that will change his life forever . . . * from publisher's description * An exquisite social comedy * Daily Telegraph * 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. * The Guardian * Sue Townsend has always had an unflinching sense of humour - the more incongruously awful the situation, the more she can make us laugh...this is a seriously lovely book. * Sunday Times * Like Evelyn Waugh's Captain Grimes, Adrian is 'one of the immortals' and the series of his diaries the comic masterpiece of our time * The Scotsman * This hilarious and poignant tale of Adrian Mole's early middle age reaffirms that Sue Townsend has created 'one of the great comic characters of our time' * The Scotsman * The funniest person in the world * Caitlin Moran *

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Sue Townsend
32x199x128 mm
344,00 gram
augustus 2010

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