Sue Townsend

  • Adrien a treize ans trois quart et plein de problèmes. Entre des parents qui se séparent, un vieux monsieur dont il s'occupe, et son amour naissant pour une fille qui se moque de lui, Adrien a parfois du mal à comprendre les relations humaines ! Si on ajoute à cela le manque d'argent de poche, les boutons d'acné et la recherche d'un avenir professionnel, sa vie est loin d'être de tout repos...

  • Depuis dix-sept ans, Eva voit sa vie lui échapper dans son quotidien effréné de mère et de ménagère. Jusqu'au jour où elle se met au lit... et décide d'y rester ! Mais la rumeur se répand et bientôt une foule d'admirateurs se presse à son chevet. Burn-out ou grève féministe, Eva trouvera-t-elle, dans ce geste inouï, un sens à sa vie ? La papesse de la comédie satirique british épingle les absurdités de la vie moderne dans une fable, aussi sombre que follement drôle.

  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend is a modern classic - Adrian is as popular as ever. With a beautiful new package, this novel is perfect for long-time Adrian Mole fans or newcomers to the series. David Walliams contributes a foreword to this beautiful 30th Anniversary edition of The Secret Diary

  • Fuyant un mari ennuyeux qui voue un amour inconditionnel à ses quatre tortues domestiques, une existence monotone dans le lotissement des Chemins Gris où il ne se passe jamais rien, et surtout la police, Coventry va se découvrir une âme d'aventurière... et de fugitive sans le sou. Tandis que tout le monde la recherche activement, ses tribulations en plein coeur de Londres, aux côtés de personnages tous plus rocambolesques les uns que les autres, vont se révéler bien plus drôles qu'une vie de femme au foyer dans la banlieue anglaise...

  • L'impensable s'est produit : le Parti républicain populaire britannique abolit la monarchie. La famille royale est sous le choc : mise à la porte de Buckingham Palace, la Reine, le prince Philip et leurs enfants deviennent les Windsor, une famille comme tout le monde, eux qui n'ont jamais appris à ouvrir une boîte de conserve ou même une porte sans assistance. Récit corrosif et néanmoins très tendre de la vie quotidienne de Ma'am dans une banlieue populaire anglaise.

  • Anglais THE QUEEN AND I

    Sue Townsend

    When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed.

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  • Queen Camilla

    Sue Townsend

    England became an unhappy and fearful place, Prince Charles has been living quietly on a bleak council estate, with his wife and love of his life, Camilla. But life is about to change. Charles refuses to follow his destiny unless his wife can be Queen - and public opinion suggests the people would rather have Jordan than Camilla on the throne.

  • " j'ai décidé de tenir un journal dans l'espoir que ma vie sera plus intéressante couchée sur le papier.
    Ma vie réelle ne présente aucun intérêt. elle est d'un ennui qui défie l'imagination ".
    Adrian mole, héros fin de siècle de 23 ans 3/4, vit misérablement à oxford, cherche désespérément un toit, un travail, l'amour de sa vie, un éditeur pour la publication de son premier roman. bref, adrian mole galère, mais le soleil peut se lever aussi à oxford ! .
    On connaissait en france adrian mole, 13 ans 3/4 (stock), adrian mole, 15 ans, (seuil) et la reine et moi (seuil).

    Avec adrian mole, 23 ans 3/4, sue townsend nous donne à nouveau la preuve de son grand talent d'humoriste.

    Indisponible
  • Rebuilding coventry

    Sue Townsend

    Sue Townsend, bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, will have you laughing out loud with Rebuilding Coventry - a satire on modern Britain and the battle of the sexes.
    'There are two things that you should know about me immediately: the first is that I am beautiful, the second is that yesterday I killed a man. Both things were accidents . . .' When Midlands housewife Coventry Dakin kills her neighbour in a wild bid to prevent him from strangling his wife, she goes on the run. Finding herself alone and friendless in London she tries to lose herself in the city's maze of streets.
    There, she meets a bewildering cast of eccentric characters. From Professor Willoughby D'Eresby and his perpetually naked wife Letitia to Dodo, a care-in the-community inhabitant of Cardboard City, all of whom contrive to change Coventry in ways she could never have foreseen . . .
    Rebuilding Coventry is Sue Townsend's brilliant, laugh-out-loud satire on modern Britain and the unfinished battle of the sexes.
    'Splendidly witty . . . the social observations sharp and imaginative' Sunday Express 'Nasty, naughty, funny, brash. I found this swift novel a delight' Joseph Heller 'A satire in the best, Johnsonian tradition, with nothing and no one spared' New Statesman Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

  • Father to the grammatically challenged Glenn, and William, who takes a 'Big Boy Arouser' condom to nursery school as his innocent contribution to a hot air balloon project, Adrian Mole is a single parent who has an on/off relationship with his housing officer, Pamela Pigg. Will she help him to move from the notorious Gaitskell estate?

  • An accidental celebrity, with a spreading bald patch, despairing of family values, Mole is still worrying: Is Viagra cheating? Why won't the BBC produce "The White Van", his serial killer comedy? Mole, aged 30 1/4, chronicles the closing years of the 20th century with slanderous abandon.

  • 'If I turn out to be mentally deranged in adult life, it will be all my mother's fault.' Adrian Mole continues to struggle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family's attempts to scar him for life in this second volume of his secret diary.

  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend is a modern classic - Adrian is as popular as ever. With a beautiful new package, this novel is perfect for long-time Adrian Mole fans or newcomers to the series. David Walliams contributes a foreword to this beautiful 30th Anniversary edition of The Secret Diary

  • Queen Camilla is the brilliantly funny sequel to The Queen and I by Sue Townsend.

    What if being Royal was a crime?

    The UK has come over all republican. The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers. And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate.

    Yet Prince Charles is more interested in root vegetables than reigning ... unless his wife Camilla can be Queen in a newly restored monarchy. But when a scoundrel who claims to be the couple's secret lovechild offers to take the crown off their hands, the stage is set for a right Royal show down.

    And the question for Camilla (and rest of the country) will be:
    Queen of the vegetable patch or Queen of England?

    Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades.

    'Brilliantly satirical' Evening Standard 'One of our finest living comic writers' The Times 'Brilliantly funny' Closer 'Another fantastic read from Townsend' OK!

    Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

  • Enter the world of Susan Lilian Townsend - sun-worshippers, work-shy writers, garden-centre lovers and those in search of a good time all welcome. Over the last decade, Sue Townsend has written a monthly column for Sainsbury's Magazine, which covers everything from hosepipe bans and Spanish restaurants to writer's block and the posh middle-aged woman she once met who'd never heard of Winnie-the-Pooh. Collected together now for the first time, they form a set of pieces from one of Britain's most popular and acclaimed writers that is funny, perceptive and touching.

  • The Queen and I is the brilliantly funny novel by Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series.

    THE MONARCHY HAS BEEN DISMANTLED When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.

    Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or deep down are they really just like everyone else?

    Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades.

    'No other author could imagine this so graphically, demolish the institution so wittily and yet leave the family with its human dignity intact' The Times 'Absorbing, entertaining ... the funniest thing in print since Adrian Mole' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph 'Kept me rolling about until the last page' Daily Mail Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole is the second book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series.

    Sunday July 18th My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched.

    In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy.

    And even though at the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a victim of a broken home and his own tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian continues valiantly to chronicle the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence.

    Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades.
    'Funny, moving and a poke in the eye for adult morality' Sunday Express 'Written with great verve, and showing an uncanny understanding of the young, Sue Townsend holds the balance between innocence and precocity and the result is both hilarious and salutary' Daily Telegraph 'Life's no fun for an adolescent intellectual. For the reader it's a hoot' New Statesman Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55¾), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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