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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years

So I had planned for my next fortnightly book to be Vanity Fair but then a week passed without me reading a word and I switched to… 239 more words

2016 Book And Film Challenge

52 Books: Weeks 3 and 4

Fine, fine, this whole ‘blog at least once a week’ malarkey has somewhat passed me by, and January’s only just sodded off. I have good reason for my absence, though: I’ve been writing way more than I’ve been reading for the past two weeks. 1,020 more words

Coming of Age: Holden Caulfield vs. Adrian Mole

This article first appeared on The Oxford Student Website on 16 December 2014. (Yes, I know we’ve gone back a bit, but I stupidly forgot when this article came out. 845 more words

The Oxford Student

First person perspectives & narrative complexity (tip 52)

Having talked previously about when you should and shouldn’t write in the first person, in this video D.D. Johnston considers dramatic irony and how you can add complexity by using a peripheral narrator or an unreliable narrator. 730 more words

D.D. Johnston

Bed by David Whitehouse, and, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend

Good grief, Joanna. What time do you call this? Why are you still in bed? Open those curtains and get some fresh air, and then tell me why we have to do this review in your bedroom? 1,799 more words


Book Review - Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

I picked up this book in Riga at an excellent English language 2nd hand book store. I was drawn to the author because I recall the popularity of the Adrian Mole diaries when I was a child. 876 more words

Books & Ideas

Could you stay in bed for a year? - Book Review

One of the first books I bought on my Kindle Fire a fair few moons ago now was The Woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend. 563 more words