The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

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50p and a bunch of grapes

I just finished Sue Townsend's new book Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction. Go and read it. It's very, very funny, and it's very, very sad. I cried quite a bit at the end.

Sue Townsend is also one of the nicest people I've ever interviewed; I think she has a special place in the hearts of most of us who grew up on this side of the Atlantic in the '80s. I don't think I know anyone who didn't read the first two books at a relatively early age, and they definitely worked their way into our psyches. Red socks, Playschool and even The Second Sex automatically make me think of Adrian Mole. And my friends and I still have a tendency to make joking references to someone doing anything for "50p and a bunch of grapes." And my signed copy of the first book is one of my genuinely prized possessions.
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