Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Author(s): Sue Townsend

Childrens

This is the brand new edition of the hilarious seventh book in the brilliant "Adrian Mole" series, Sue Townsend's "Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction". Wednesday April 2nd. My birthday. I am thirty-five today. I am officially middle-aged. It is all downhill from now. A pathetic slide towards gum disease, wheelchair ramps and death. Adrian Mole is middle-aged but still scribbling. Working as a bookseller and living in Leicester's Rat Wharf; finding time to write letters of advice to Tim Henman and Tony Blair; locked in mortal combat with a vicious swan called Gielgud; measuring his expanding bald spot; and trying to win-over the voluptuous Daisy...Adrian yearns for a better more meaningful world. But he's not ready to surrender his pen yet..."The funniest book of the year. I can think of no more comical read". (Jeremy Paxman, "Sunday Telegraph"). "Richly comic ...stuffed full of humour, tragedy, vanity, pathos and, very occasionally, wisdom". ("Guardian"). "Completely hilarious, laugh-out-loud, a joy". ("Daily Mirror"). Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Since the publication of "The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4" in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of diaries have followed: "The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole", "The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole", "Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years", "Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years", "The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole", "Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction" and "Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years". All have been acclaimed bestsellers, some have been adapted for radio and TV, starring Lulu, Julie Walters and Stephen Mangan, among others. She has also written six other popular novels ("The Queen and I", "Queen Camilla", "Number Ten", "Rebuilding Coventry", "Ghost Children" and "The Woman Who Went to Bed for A Year") and penned many well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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As funny as anything Townsend has written, in which the loft-dwelling Mole wrestles with credit-card debt, WMD and where to find a dentist Sunday Times The funniest book of the year. I can think of no more comical read -- Jeremy Paxman Sunday Telegraph He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists Evening Standard

Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. For thirty years, since the publication of The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole Aged 13 in 1982, she has made us weep with laughter and pricked the nation's conscience. Seven further volumes of Adrian's diaries have followed, and all have been highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also published five other popular novels and written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

General Fields

  • : 9780241960165
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.337
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Townsend
  • : Paperback
  • : 4-Dec
  • : 512