This book is a compilation of the first two stories in the popular series of books about Adrian Mole :
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged thirthteen and three quarters and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. These diaries see Adrian through the worries of being an undiscovered intellectual and the traumas of adolescent love and on to the greater disasters of crises in his parents marriage and life on Social Security. This is all at once painfully accurate and richly comic. The author’s considerable achievement is to have created a world that is underscored with sadness and disaster and yet hilarious as viewed through the increasingly appalled eyes of Adrian.
hardback – with dust jacket- inscription by previous owner inside front cover- dust jacket and pages showing discolouration – in fair condition in view of age (1985)