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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend

Published April 1, 2021

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years by Sue Townsend

Book info

  • Title Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
  • Author Sue Townsend
  • Year 1999
  • Genre Humour

Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father. His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked ('the sausage on my plate could have been a turd') and celebrated (will he be the nation's first celebrity offal chef?). And the love of his life, Pandora Braithwaite, is too busy as the newly elected MP for Ashby-de-la-Zouch to notice him. Frustrated, disappointed and undersexed, Adrian despairs until a letter from his past changes everything.

Thoughts

It took me a while to ease back into the world of Adrian Mole, this one seemed to start so far away from where we left off, although if I’m honest I’d totally forgotten Jo Jo existed. Anyway, it’s weird seeing Adrian as a father - and disappointing at how remote he is particularly at first. As always, the comedy and the warmth come from the characters we already know - Adrian’s parents, the Braithwaites, Pandora a particular highlight! Interested to see what happens next!

Rating: 3 / 5

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