'An achingly funny anti-hero' Daily Mail
'My comfort read. The best diaries ever written - with apologies to Samuel Pepys, Bridget Jones and me' ADAM KAY
In the SIXTH book in Sue Townsend's hilarious and iconic series, Adrian, Leicester's most unlikely ex-con, faces the nit-infested reality of being a single parent . . .
Monday January 3, 2000
So how do I greet the New Millennium? In despair. I'm a single parent, I live with my mother . . . I have a bald spot the size of a jaffa cake on the back of my head . . . I can't go on like this, drifting into early middle-age. I need a Life Plan . . .
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.
With the ever-unattainable Pandora pursuing her ambition to become Labour's first female PM; his over-achieving half-brother Brett sponging off him; and literary success elusive, Adrian tries to make ends meet and find a purpose.
But little does he realise that his own modest life is about to come to the attention of those charged with policing The War Against Terror . . .
'One of the great comic creations of our time. Almost every page of his diaries bring a smile to the face' Scotsman
'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
Probably a tad expensive and not the best of the series, but certainly not the worst either. Sue's wit shines through, although some of the key events during this period didn't receive full attention. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable read.