The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

Adrian Mole

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Author: none,Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196120

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole is the second book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Sunday July 18th My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy. And even though at the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a victim of a broken home and his own tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian continues valiantly to chronicle the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence. Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. 'Funny, moving and a poke in the eye for adult morality' Sunday Express 'Written with great verve, and showing an uncanny understanding of the young, Sue Townsend holds the balance between innocence and precocity and the result is both hilarious and salutary' Daily Telegraph 'Life's no fun for an adolescent intellectual. For the reader it's a hoot' New Statesman Sue Townsend is one of Britain's favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 553⁄4), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.

The Secret Diary & Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405932643

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Get yourself TWO BOOKS IN ONE for this amazing price. 'I not only wept, I howled and hooted and had to get up and walk around the room and wipe my eyes so that I could go on reading' Tom Sharpe THE MUST-HAVE CHRISTMAS GIFT for devoted Adrian Mole fans. Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new double edition, featuring the FIRST TWO BOOKS in the hilarious collection and see life through the spectacles of a misunderstood boy growing up in the early 1980s. --------------------------- Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of misspent adolescence. Features the complete texts of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. 'I've never experienced a greater sense of recognition than when reading The Secret Diary' David Nicholls 'Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times 'Townsend has held a mirror up to the nation and made us happy to laugh at what we see in it' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran

Die Tagebücher des Adrian Mole: Die schweren Jahre nach 39

Roman

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641076188

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Adrian Mole ist inzwischen 39 und es geht ihm so schlecht wie immer. Er wohnt total abgebrannt in einem umgebauten Schweinestall, niemand interessiert sich für seine literarischen Ergüsse und seine Frau bandelt mit einem wohlhabenden Schnösel an. Dann erhält er eine wahrhaft erschütternde Diagnose: Prostatakrebs. Doch Adrian lässt sich nicht unterkriegen, sondern begegnet allen Schicksalsschlägen mit seinem typisch schrulligen Humor.

Die verschollenen Tagebücher des Adrian Mole

Roman

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641037557

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Ein Fest für alle Adrian-Mole-Fans Was wird das neue Jahrtausend für Adrian Mole bereithalten? Zunächst einmal eine Menge Probleme. Seine Eltern wollen ihn mit seiner wunderschönen, aber unerreichbaren Jugendliebe Pandora verkuppeln, doch die will lieber Premierministerin werden. Also schlägt sich Adrian weiter mit den kleinen und großen Sorgen und Nöten des Alltags herum, die er getreulich in seinem Tagebuch festhält. Für Adrian beginnt ein neuer Lebensabschnitt: Er ist jetzt 33 – genauso alt wie Jesus, als er starb – und alleinerziehender Vater eines leicht legasthenischen Sohnes. Sein Bruder William nimmt gern mal ein Kondom mit in die Schule, um die Funktionsweise eines Heißluftballons zu erklären, und plant, einem Fanclub für Schwerverbrecher beizutreten. Weshalb Adrian so schnell wie möglich die Nachbarschaft wechseln will und vorsorglich eine Affäre mit seiner Immobilienverwalterin Pamela Pigg beginnt. Adrians Eltern dagegen wollen ihn mit der wunderschönen Pandora verkuppeln, die jedoch ganz andere Pläne hat: unermüdlich und ehrgeizig verfolgt sie ihr Ziel, die erste weibliche Ministerpräsidentin der Labour Party zu werden. Diese und alle anderen Sorgen und Nöte des Alltags vertraut Adrian seinem Tagebuch an: eine hartnäckige Läuseplage; seine rasende Eifersucht auf seinen erfolgreichen Halbbruder Brett; ein kleineres Erdbeben in Leicester und, nicht zu vergessen, der Anbruch eines neuen Jahrtausends.

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613087247

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Shares the observations of Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage

Adrian Mole, The Early Years

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3⁄4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052226

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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British adolescent angst has never been so “laugh-out-loud funny” (The New York Times)—the journey begins with these first two books in the heartbreakingly hilarious series. Commiserate with “one of literature’s most endearing figures” (The Observer)—a sharp-witted, pining, and achingly honest underdog of great expectations and dwindling patience who knows all (or believes he does) and tells all. First published in 1982, Adrian Mole’s chronicle of angst has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, spawned seven sequels, been adapted for television, and staged as a musical—truly “a phenomenon” (The Washington Post). The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13and ¾: Adrian Mole must amass his grievances—his acne vulgaris is grotesque; his crush, Pandora, has received seventeen Valentine’s Day cards (seventeen!); his PE teacher is a sadist; he fears his parents’ marriage is over since they no longer smoke together; his dog has gone AWOL; no one appreciates his poetry; and Animal Farm has set him off pork for good. If everyone were as appalled as Adrian Mole, it would be a better world. For now, for us, it’s just “screamingly funny” (The Sunday Times). The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole: Growing up among inferiors in Great Britain isn’t easy for a sensitive “poet of the Midlands” like Adrian, considering everything in the world is conspiring to scar him for life—his hormones are in a maelstrom; his mother is pregnant (at her age!); his girlfriend is in shut down; and he’s become allergic to non-precious metals. As his “crisply hilarious saga” (Booklist) continues, the changes Adrian undergoes will surely be profound. “Townsend’s wit is razor sharp” (Daily Mirror) as she shows us the world through the haunted eyes of her luckless teenage diarist and self-proclaimed “undiscovered intellectual,” proving again and again why she’s been called “a national treasure” (The New York Times Book Review).

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141010830

Category: Diary fiction

Page: 259

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Adrian Mole is a household name. THE SECRET DIARY has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is a modern classic. Now in Penguin for the first time, it is brought bang up to date for the 21st Century with an amazing new look, ready to make a whole new readership roar with laughter all over again.In THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE Aged 13 3/4 teenager Adrian writes candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual'. His painfully honest diary makes hilarious and compelling reading.'Townsend's wit is razor-sharp' Mirror

Adrian Mole

The Wilderness Years

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141010886

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Adrian Mole has last reached physical maturity, but he can't help roaming the pages of his diary like an untamed adolescent. Finally given the elbow by Pandora, he seeks solace with Bianca - a hydraulic engineer/waitress and waits for fame and fortune as he completes his novel.

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

The Prostrate Years

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Author: none,Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141931787

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'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

The Adrian Mole Collection

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718196740

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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The hilarious, bestselling follow-ups to Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole and Adrian Mole: The Wilderness together in one volume. Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, from the failure of his early poems to the even grander failure of his epic novels, these three novels in one volume provide a hilarious portrait of one young man's coming of age. 'He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists. No matter what your troubles may be Adrian Mole is sure to make you feel better' Evening Standard

Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Author: none,Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900784

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the SEVENTH BOOK in his diaries where Adrian falls in love, is inconvenienced by the war and faces his new nemesis: a swan from the local canal. --------------------------- 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... Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades. 'Hilarious. Deft, gleeful mockery impales modish fads, from home make-overs to new-age crazes, while fiercer irony is trained on the country's involvement with Iraq' Sunday Times 'Richly comic ... stuffed full of humour, tragedy, vanity, pathos and, very occasionally, wisdom' Guardian 'Completely hilarious, laugh-out-loud, a joy' Daily Mirror

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

The Wilderness Years

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962445

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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*** AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4'S BOOK AT BEDTIME BY HARRY MCENTIRE *** 'A classic. The Adrian Mole diaries are thoroughly subversive. A true hero for our time' Richard Ingrams The FOURTH BOOK in Adrian Mole's diaries, where we catch up with a hapless Adrian and his desperate attempts to win back the love of his life. --------------------------- Thursday January 3rd I have the most terrible problems with my sex life. It all boils down to the fact that I have no sex life. At least not with another person. Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the unenviable situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped. But Adrian is about to discover that extraordinary and wonderful things may blossom even in the wilderness . . . 'A very, very funny book' Sunday Times 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232832

Category: English drama

Page: 99

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At nearly 14, Adrian Mole is an unrecognised intellectual and poet suffering the traumas of first love, the threat of parental divorce and spots. If he could only have his mum back home, a date with the desirable Pandora, and his own poetry program on the BBC, all might be well...

115 Ideen für ein besseres Leben

Vera F. Birkenbihl antwortet auf Fragen von Lesern

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Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 386415023X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Mit diesem Buch beantwortet Vera F. Birkenbihl Leserfragen zu wichtigen Themen des Lebens wie etwa Partnerschaft, Beruf, Kommunikation oder Selbstbewusstsein. Sie widmet sich Problemen des alltäglichen und "wirklichen" Lebens, die uns alle hin und wieder betreffen. Birkenbihls Tipps und Denkanstöße sind praxiserprobt und haben haben bereits Abertausenden von Menschen den Umgang mit sich und anderen wesentlich erleichtert. Sie basieren auf ihrer individuellen Berufs- und Lebenserfahrung, die sie sowohl in Europa als auch in den USA sammeln konnte. Viele Beispiele, einprägsame Bilder und spannende Erkenntnisse machen dieses Buch zu einem Abwechslungsreichen Lesevergnügen.