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PREVIEW: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

Sue Townsend’s book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ will head to the London stage as a musical from the 14th July.  259 more words

Not a very clever intellectual. Интеллектуал, но не очень умный.

Once there lived a boy, а hapless spotty teenager, not terribly lucky with his parents, bless him. The boy had a secret diary.  “I have a problem. 258 more words

Russian Language

61. Adrian Mole: pre-Moleskine antihero

Long before a generation of wannabe writers got hip to Moleskine notepads and pledged to take themselves a bit too seriously, there was Adrian Mole urging us not to go there – way back in 1982. 290 more words

Literature

Why we love...Adrian Mole

Today is 10th April 2017, three years to the day that Sue Townsend passed away at the age of 68. While she did write other books, ( 708 more words

Why We Love

Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday celebrated at Leicester University

Leicester’s famous fictional son turned 50 on 2 April and Leicester University held a party for him.

I didn’t get to the morning and early afternoon sessions – an illustration workshop and a discussion of Sue Townsend’s work as a playwright. 1,998 more words

Books

154 & 155: The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Queen and I

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense.

It’s not surprising that, when it was first published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was decried as immoral, nor that it was produced as evidence at Wilde’s trial for gross indecency (which resulted in a sentence of two years of hard labour, and…

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Novels

Book Club: Rebuilding Coventry 

I can’t believe we’ve made it to our 6th book club! It was my turn again and I chose Rebuilding Coventry by Sue Townsend. After having so many books about murder and dying I felt it was important to try and lighten the mood of the book club. 332 more words