Title: Adrian Mole, The Wilderness Years.
Author: Sue Townsend.
Genre: Fiction, humour, diary, epistolary fiction, romance, poetry.
Publication Date: August 31, 1993.
Summary: Adrian is 23¾. Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, he finds himself in the unenviable situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from desk-bound civil servant in Oxford to part-time washer-upper in Soho, he finds that critical reception for his epic novel, Lo! The Flat Hills of My Homeland, is not quite as he might have hoped. But Adrian is about to discover that extraordinary and wonderful things may blossom even in the wilderness as he gets into a new relationship (or two).
My rating: 8.5/10.
♥ PANDORA! LET ME! BY A. MOLE
Let me stroke your inner thighs
Let me hear your breathy sighs
Let me feel your silky skin
Let me make your senses spin
Let me touch your soft white breast
Let us stop and have a rest.
Let me join our beating hearts
Let me forge our private parts
Let me delve and make you mine
Let me give you food and wine
Let me lick you with my tongue
Let me do whatever’s wrong
Let me watch you take your pleasure
Let me dress you in black leather
Let me fit you like a glove
Let me consummate our love.
♥ I myself, personally, have never watched a strip show. I wouldn’t know how to arrange my facial features. Would I watch with studied indifference like TV detectives when they are forced to interview scumbags low-life in strip joints? Would I smile and laugh as though amused by the sight of a young woman taking her clothes off? Or would I swallow frequently, pant and goggle my eyes and reveal to onlookers that I am sexually excited? I fear the latter.
♥ A household on my route wo work has acquired an American pit bull terrier. On the surface, it seems to be a friendly beast. All it does is stand and grin through the fence. But in future I will take a different route to work. This is a considerable inconvenience to me, but I cannot risk facial disfigurement. I would like the photograph on the back of the jacket of my book to show my face as it is today, not hideously scarred. I know that plastic surgeons can work miracles, but from now on I am taking no chances.
♥ I hope Brown caves in. Megan’s replacement, Ms Julia Stone, is one of those superior types who never lose their money in chocolate machines in railway stations.
♥ Kevin Maxwell has denied that his deceased father’s businesses have financial problems.
Query: Would our banks lend £2.5 billion to a man with money problems?
Answer: Of course not! Our banks are respected financial institutions.