Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2012 - Great Britain - 460 pages
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Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction is the sixth book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. 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 Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. 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. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

A beautiful addition to the series. I find I'm relating more strongly to Adrian as he grows older I(imagine that!). Not ashamed to say that I teared up at the end of this one. Long live Adrian Mole! Read full review

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User Review  - everfresh1 - LibraryThing

I heard sad news of Sue Townsend passing and realized that I haven't read two last books of Adrian Mole series that I love. I think this one (the one before last) is great. It's changed from earlier ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Sue Townsend: An Obituary 1946 - 2014

Sue Townsend was one of Britain's most popular, and most loved, writers with over 10 million copies of her books sold in the UK alone.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3⁄4has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and has become a modern classic.

Born in Leicester in 1946, Sue left school at 15 years of age. She married at 18, and by 23 was a single parent with three children. She worked in a variety of jobs including factory worker, shop assistant, and as a youth worker on adventure playgrounds. She wrote in secret for twenty years, eventually joining a writers' group at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester in her thirties.

At the age of 35, she won the Thames Television Playwright Award for her first play, Womberang, and started her writing career. Other plays followed including The Great Celestial Cow(1984), Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes(1990), and most recently You, me and Wii(2010), but she became most famous for her series of books about Adrian Mole, which she originally began writing in 1975.

The first of these, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3⁄4was published in 1982 and was followed by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole(1984). These two books made her the best-selling no

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