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Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years

Townsend, Sue. Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years. New York: Soho, 1999.

Reason read: Mother’s Day is May 13th and Pearl included this in her chapter about “Mothers and Sons.” 327 more words

Book Reviews

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole


Jed, Year 7, Castlefield

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend

Rating: Amazing! I would recommend it to EVERYONE!

This was the best book I have ever read it was very engaging and extremely funny and it had a very engaging ending. 11 more words


"The Queen And I" by Sue Townsend (1992)

“The Queen was in bed watching television with Harris.”

It’s no good pretending otherwise. Despite my left-leaning political views and modern ways of thinking, I can’t help but retain a lot of admiration for the Queen. 839 more words

General Fiction

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend) Book Review [5 Stars]

Humour is a a writing trick that many have tried to use and failed. It’s easy to make a funny (albeit sometimes unnecessary) joke in the middle of a book but sustaining that humour is much harder. 172 more words


Stories for empathy and a better world

I had been looking forward to the event with Miriam Halahmy and Bali Rai on Saturday. I’d never met Miriam before, but she was everything I had expected, and Bali was Bali as usual. 469 more words


Number Ten by Sue Townsend

Slightly bizarre, but that’s Townsend’s style. Taking an unlikely situation that’s fun to think about and then writing a book about it.
This was amusing, though not without it’s seriousness and sadness. 234 more words

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (ebook)

by Sue Townsend

If you enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but think that was too “young” for you or your students, you will enjoy Sue Townsend’s series about a boy named Adrian living in the UK during the early 80’s.  326 more words