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Sue Townsend (1) (1946–2014)

Autor(a) de The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾

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About the Author

Sue Townsend was born in Leicester, England on April 2, 1946. She left school at fifteen and worked a series of jobs before becoming a full-time author. She was best known for her books about the neurotic diarist Adrian Mole including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, The Growing Pains of mostrar mais Adrian Mole, Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years. Her other works include The Queen and I, Number Ten, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman Aged 55¾, and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year. She died after a stroke on April 10, 2014 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sue Townsend

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1984) 1,749 cópias
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (1999) 1,395 cópias
The Queen and I (1992) 1,110 cópias
Number Ten (2002) 477 cópias
Queen Camilla (2006) 406 cópias
Adrian Mole: The Lost Years (1994) 275 cópias
Rebuilding Coventry (1988) 256 cópias
Ghost Children (1997) 123 cópias
The Great Celestial Cow (1984) 7 cópias
The Adrian Mole diary 1986 (1985) 7 cópias
Number Ten A2 Poster (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Mole Cooks his Goose 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Just William (1922) — Prefácio, algumas edições705 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
Pastors and Masters (1925) — Prefácio, algumas edições122 cópias
Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (1761) — Introdução, algumas edições105 cópias
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Virago Book of Christmas (2002) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Wicked: Women's Wit and Humour from Elizabeth I to Ruby Wax (1995) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 cópias
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Adrian Mole: The Complete Television Series (2012) — Original books — 2 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Had a few good funny bits but not nearly enough. Full of people & situations that I just found frustrating, stupid, or sad. Poorly resolved ending. Ultimately a disappointment, but since I didn't like the 2 others of Townsend's books I read I shouldn't have been surprised. Note to self: leave her on shelf in future; though her titles are inviting I just don't "get" her.
Abcdarian | outras 36 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Gut geschrieben und humorvoll. Mich hat es trotzdem nicht gepackt.
Katzenkindliest | outras 64 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
I haven't finished this book. I went away for the weekend and found it on the bedside table in the spare bedroom. As I'd forgotten to bring the book I was actually reading, this seemed ideal. I hadn't finished it by the time the weekend was over, and I couldn't be bothered to ask if I could borrow it till I had.

Our heroine is 50 year old Eva, fed up with her husband, her borderline autistic twins who have just departed for University, and life itself. So she retires to bed. Her husband, her mother, her mother-in-law are all aghast, but there she stays. We pop along from time to time to Leeds University with the twins and meet their delusional 'friend' Poppy. We go to work with her husband Brian, and see glimpses of his affair. We meet odd-job man Alex, war veteran Stan. All of these characters are larger than life, but none of them gave me the laugh-out-loud moments the book jacket promised.

The central premise, that Eva is completely fed up with being taken for granted, is certainly worth exploring, but I was by turns irritated and bored by the whole thing. But then I didn't get on with Adrian Mole either.
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Margaret09 | outras 36 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Yes, there were a few funny scenes with Grandma, Bert, and Pandora, but mostly it was distress after distress:

Could be re-titled "Secret Diary of Adrian SPOTS."

Glad he joined The Good Samaritans and took on Bert, who was full of surprises.

Never solved mysteries: Why father did not pursue work?
Why father let mother cheat right in front of him?
Why father allowed to treat dog so bad?

Scotland was a saving time for the plot!
m.belljackson | outras 64 resenhas | Jan 27, 2024 |



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