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Sue Townsend (1) (1946–2014)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Mikä tsäkä, Hadrianus (1982) 3,595 kappaletta
Elämä on tautista, Hadrianus (1984) 1,749 kappaletta
Adrian Mole : cappuccinovuodet (1999) 1,395 kappaletta
Kenkää kuningattarelle (1992) 1,110 kappaletta
Hadrianus Molen tosi tunnustukset (1989) 831 kappaletta
Maailma murjoo, Hadrianus (1993) 826 kappaletta
Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years (2009) 506 kappaletta
Number Ten (2002) 477 kappaletta
Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major (1982) 451 kappaletta
Queen Camilla (2006) 406 kappaletta
Adrian Mole: The Lost Years (1994) 275 kappaletta
Rebuilding Coventry (1988) 256 kappaletta
Ghost Children (1997) 123 kappaletta
Adrian Mole: The Collected Poems (2017) 17 kappaletta
The Great Celestial Cow (1984) 7 kappaletta
The Adrian Mole diary 1986 (1985) 7 kappaletta
True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼ (2013) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Number Ten A2 Poster (2003) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Just William (1922) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset705 kappaletta
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Avustaja — 189 kappaletta
Pastors and Masters (1925) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset122 kappaletta
Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (1761) — Johdanto, eräät painokset105 kappaletta
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Christmas (2002) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
Wicked: Women's Wit and Humour from Elizabeth I to Ruby Wax (1995) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset17 kappaletta
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Adrian Mole: The Complete Television Series (2012) — Original books — 2 kappaletta

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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.
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Abcdarian | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
Gut geschrieben und humorvoll. Mich hat es trotzdem nicht gepackt.
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Katzenkindliest | 64 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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!
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m.belljackson | 64 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 27, 2024 |



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