Adrian Mole collection 8 Books set. (Sue Townsend Adrian Mole series collection set.) (The secret diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾, the Growing pains of Adrian Mole, True confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Adrian Mole: the wilderness year, Adrian Mole the cappuccino year, the lost diaries of Adrian Mole 1999-2001, Adrian Mole and the weapons of Mass Destruction and Adrian Mole the Prostrate year)
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Adrian Mole continues to struggle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family's attempts to scar him for life in this second volume of his secret diary. Wayne Wong is a former school friend of Adrian. As an adult he runs a Chinese restaurant (alternately named as either "Wong's" or "Imperial Dragon.") He is highly sarcastic and dislikes Marigold Flowers, who, in Wayne's words, resembles one of his pet koi carp.
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In 2011, Townsend published a short Adrian Mole piece that tied into the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  A very brief piece in which Adrian gave advice to writers followed in 2012.  These are the last Adrian Mole works published in Townsend's lifetime, and the last original Mole stories to date. Telling us candidly about his parents' marital troubles, The Dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', his love for the divine Pandora and his horror at learning of his mother's pregnancy, Adrian's painfully honest diary is a hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of misspent adolescence.
A new stage musical adaptation by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary opened at Leicester's Curve in March 2015. Townsend had been working with the writers on the project at the time of her death.  Adrian Mole really is a brilliant comic creation. Every sentence is witty and well thought out, and the whole has reverberations beyond itself' The Times The 'same age as Jesus when he died', Adrian Mole has become a martyr: a single-father bringing up two young boys in an uncaring world. A theatrical adaptation has been performed in many parts of the world, e.g. by the Roo Theatre in Australia Leonard "Len" and Doreen "Dore" Legg are the proprietors of the Lendore Spa Hotel. The couple are miserable, penny-pinching people and are reluctant to give decent bar facilities to George and Pauline Mole and Sharon Bott. The couple charge a ridiculous price for the minibars in their bedrooms. They do not provide bar food after 10:30pm, and do not cook a decent breakfast.
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾-The Play (Leicester Phoenix, 1984) now known as Sue Townsend Theatre After failing her 11-plus exam, Townsend went to the secondary modern South Wigston High School.  During her childhood, while up a tree playing with her peers, she witnessed the murder of a fellow schoolgirl, but the children were not believed.  The murder was committed by Joseph Christopher Reynolds (31), convicted at Leicester Assizes for the murder of Janet Warner, and hanged by Albert Pierrepoint on 17 November 1953. It was to be the last execution carried out at Leicester Prison. Lucy is a nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary, where William goes for an emergency appendix operation. She is a single mother with a three-year-old daughter named Lucinda. Lucy seems to be attracted to Adrian, and Pauline is keen to set them up together; but Adrian rejects Lucy, put off by her hairy wrists (although Pauline suggests he simply buy her a tube of Nair.) Adrian Albert Mole is born 2 April, with the first book establishing the year as 1967. He grows up with his parents in the city of Leicester; before moving to Ashby-de-la-Zouch in England's East Midlands. Adrian's family are largely unskilled working class/ lower middle class. He is an only child until the age of 15, when his half-brother Brett and half-sister Rosie are born. Adrian is not gifted academically but does tolerably well at school, though he does sometimes suffer the ire of headmaster "Pop-Eye" Scruton. Though not especially popular he has a small circle of friends and even a girlfriend Pandora Braithwaite (whose parents Ivan and Tania are affluent Trotskyites). At one point he falls into bad company with Barry Kent and his gang, who had bullied him in earlier years, but generally he keeps out of trouble. Throughout all this Adrian sees himself as an "intellectual" and a thwarted "Great Writer".  Mrs. Golightly is the grossly overweight maid-of-all-work employed by Mrs. Lewis-Masters. She asks Adrian for a part in his latest play, Plague!, and reveals that she has been compared to Hattie Jacques. She is ultrasensitive about her weight; Mrs. Golightly says that it is her glands, but her employer puts it down to living off Swiss roll. Adrian later sees her in the Bear with her " hang-dog" husband.Maud Lilian "Queenie" Baxter is Bert's second wife. When Bert and Queenie meet, they are both widowers with children; Queenie has a son called Nathan, a daughter-in-law named Maria and two grandchildren, Jodie and Jason, living in Canada. Queenie is described as "loud", and she dyes her hair to make herself look younger. The couple's unofficial engagement causes scandal at Alderman Cooper; since the death of Thomas Bell, Bert is the only male resident at the home. Queenie dies following a stroke on 7 December 1982, at her and Bert's OAP's bungalow. Many messages appeared in the following morning's newspaper. Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit 'Pinky', working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life, Pandora, has proved to him that adulthood isn't quite what he expected.
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NO SMOKING DAY. A momentous day! Smoking in a public place or place of work is forbidden in England. Though if you are a prisoner, an MP or a member of the Royal Family you are exempt.Adrian never made the journey to Hollywood – yet. First a radio series, then the bestselling novel, Sue also adapted her book for a successful stage play with songs, which ran at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End between 1984-6. Three television series and the forthcoming musical adaptation leaves only the big screen as Adrian’s uncharted territory. Might Mole one day follow his fellow literary figures to Hollywood? With the Mole books, Townsend has an unrivalled claim to be this country's foremost practising comic novelist' Mail on Sunday A stage adaptation was written by Sue Townsend in 1984 of the first book – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾: The Play with music and lyrics by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley. It starred Simon Schatzberger as Adrian Mole and Sheila Steafel as Pauline Mole. It was first performed at Phoenix Arts, Leicester and went to Wyndham's Theatre, London in December 1984.
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ was a six-part ITV series broadcast in 1985, based on the book of the same name by Sue Townsend. It was followed by The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole, another six-part series, based on the second book of the series. Both series dramatise the experiences and misadventures of nerdy teenager Adrian. There are later books in the series and further adaptations, but it’s the 1980s series we’re looking at today. As well as being funny and moving, it’s also a time capsule of life as a 1980s teenager. Still, without the slings and arrows of modern life what else would an intellectual poet have to write about . . . An obscure chapter of Adrian's life appeared in the Christmas 1994 edition of the Radio Times. Titled "Mole Cooks his Goose" it covered a stay by Adrian and Jojo at his mother's house over Christmas. It has never been republished. Read as Adrian continues to struggle with his love life, endures a painfully awkward school play and contemplates the unsettling prospect of applying genital poultice . . . He fell in love with his future wife, Pauline Sugden, and they married, having a son, Adrian. Pauline rejected their child for a year, leaving George to look after him, something Adrian never knew until he was middle aged. George took a job selling electrical storage heaters, but he is later made redundant; he later finds re-employment maintaining the banks of the local canal. George, Pauline and Adrian lived together at their house on Wisteria Walk, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.Christian Palmer is Adrian's live-in landlord/boss. An undercover popular-culture academic with three precocious children and a babysitting problem. He wears his hair in a 'late-period Elvis' style and has a laugh like a barking dog. He keeps studying popular culture, but keeps getting into narrow scrapes and receiving injuries. The first two published stories appeared in a short-lived arts' journal entitled magazine, in the editing and production of which Townsend was involved, featuring the character then still called Nigel Mole. Actor Nigel Bennett had given her help and encouragement to persist with the work and sent the script to John Tydeman, the deputy head of BBC Radio Drama.  The character first came to national awareness in a single radio play, The Diary of Nigel Mole, Aged 13¾, broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on New Year's Day 1982.