The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole, Book 2)

By Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole faces a similar agonies which existence units ahead of such a lot teenagers: issues with women, institution, mom and dad, and an uncaring international. the variation, notwithstanding, among younger grasp Mole and his friends is this British lad retains a diary -- an earnest chronicle of longing and catastrophe that has convulsed greater than 5 million readers on account that its two-volume preliminary ebook. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after figuring out "nearly each word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a stunning, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' continuously creaking courting to his heartfelt yet hilarious makes an attempt at cathartic verse, here's an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and lethal exact, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's marriage ceremony, road punks. Monty Python, the Falklands crusade -- the entire cultural pageantry of a keenly saw period marches previous the original viewpoint of Sue Townsend's fantastic comedian production: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption basically will get funnier as his existence turns into extra desperate.

Sunday July 18th.

My father introduced at breakfast that he's going to have a vasectomy. I driven my sausages away untouched.

In this moment instalment of teen Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family members is in situation and the rustic is thrashing the drum of struggle. whereas his mom and dad have reconciled after either launched into disastrous affairs, Adrian is stunned to profit of his mother's pregnancy.

And even if on the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a sufferer of a damaged domestic and his personal tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian keeps valiantly to chronicle the trials and pleasures of a misspent adolescence.

'Adrian Mole could be remembered a few day as considered one of England's nice diarists' Evening Standard


'The funniest, such a lot bitter-sweet ebook you're more likely to learn this year' <i>Daily reflect


'Funny, relocating and a poke within the eye for grownup morality' <i>Sunday exhibit


Sue Townsend is Britain's favorite comedian writer. because the book of The <i>Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole elderly thirteen and 3/4 in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's moral sense. Seven additional volumes of diaries have undefined: The turning out to be Pains of Adrian Mole, The actual Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Adrian Mole: The desert Years, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, The misplaced Diaries of Adrian Mole, Adrian Mole and the guns of Mass Destruction and Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years. All were acclaimed bestsellers, a few were tailored for radio and television, starring Lulu, Julie Walters and Stephen Mangan, between others. She has additionally written six different renowned novels (The Queen and I, Queen Camilla, Number Ten, Rebuilding Coventry, Ghost Children and The girl Who Went to mattress for A Year) and penned many well-received performs. She lives in Leicester, the place she used to be born and grew up.

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A bloke in a blue-and-white pin-striped go well with, blue blouse, blue tie, blue rosette, has simply knocked on the door. Thrust his hand out, acknowledged, ‘Julian Pryce-Pinfold: your Conservative candidate, I belief i've got your vote! ’ i used to be relatively happy to be taken for eighteen. yet I stated, ‘No, you're making plans to exterminate the operating classification! ’ Pryce-Pinfold laughed like a horse and stated, ‘I say, don’t cross excessive outdated chap, we’re simply attempting to trim ’em down a piece! ’ He left his poster so I drew devil’s horns on his head and wrote ‘666’ on his brow, and placed it up within the living room window. SUNDAY may well fifteenth A bloke in a gray swimsuit, white blouse and purple tie, has simply disturbed my Biology revision by way of knocking at the door and saying that he's the Labour candidate. He acknowledged, ‘I’m Dave Blakely and I’m going to get Britain again to paintings! ’ My father requested him if there have been any jobs getting in the Labour occasion headquarters. (A signal of his desperation. ) Dave Blakely acknowledged that he had by no means been to the headquarters so he didn’t comprehend. He stated, ‘I disagree with respectable Labour coverage. ’ My mom harangued him approximately nuclear disarmament and criticized the Labour Party’s list on housing, schooling and exchange union co-operation. Dave Blakely acknowledged, ‘I feel you’re a Tory, are you, madam? ’ My mom snapped: ‘Certainly now not, i've got voted Labour all my lifestyles! ’ MONDAY could sixteenth A blond guy in a blazer, with a regimental badge, stood open air the varsity gates handing out election leaflets this afternoon. I learn mine at the approach domestic. the guy is named Duncan McIntosh and his occasion is named ‘The ship ‘Em again the place they arrive From Party’. Its coverage is the obligatory repatriation of: black humans, brown humans, yellow humans, tinged humans, Jewish, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Celtic and all those that have Norman blood. in truth simply those that can end up to be pure-bred flaxen-haired Saxons are to be allowed to dwell during this state. My mom has labored out that if he got here to strength the inhabitants of serious Britain will be lowered to at least one. TUESDAY may well seventeenth Barry Kent has threatened Duncan McIntosh with grievous physically damage until he retains clear of our faculty. He has joined ‘Rock opposed to Racism’ (Barry Kent no longer Duncan McIntosh). WEDNESDAY may possibly 18TH The SDP candidate (green go well with, orange blouse, impartial tie, fearful smile) has simply left our condo at the verge of tears, after my mom refused to allow her kiss Rosie. THURSDAY could nineteenth i used to be proven a blurred photo of a broken-down cottage this morning, and requested if i need to stay there. I answered within the unfavourable. My mom stated, ‘It sounds excellent. It’s miles from the closest store and fifty-five miles from the closest American Air Base! Wouldn’t you love to wake up within the morning and feed the chickens, Adrian? ’ I spoke back, ‘I hate chickens. Their nasty beaks and vicious eyes completely repel me. ’ FRIDAY may perhaps twentieth Scruton has retired at the grounds of unwell overall healthiness (gone barmy) and Podgy Pickles has bought his identify screwed directly to the Headmaster’s door.

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