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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction

Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction: Sue Townsend, June 5—12, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Adrian is now working at a bookshop and his life is no less bananas. Before … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

Adrian Mole – The Cappuccino Years: Sue Townsen, June 11—15, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊   Adrian’s latest adventure is set in 1997-1998; the longest gap between instalments but coming at an … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

Adrian Mole – The Wilderness Years: Sue Townsend, May 29—June 1, 2014 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Adrian Mole is back to his brilliant best in The Wilderness Years. The return to … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Susan Lillian Townsend and Margaret Hilda Roberts

The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lillian Townsend: Sue Townsend, September 10—12, 2013 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Adrian Mole gets a slight format change in … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year

The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year: Sue Townsend, September 15—October 8, 2012 Rating: ♦♦◊◊◊◊ Sue Townsend tries to be clever with The Woman Who Went To Bed … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole: Sue Townsend, February 6—9, 2012 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Adrian returns in this second outing of the Secret Diary saga.Set in 1983—1984, we continue to see the world through … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾: Sue Townsend, 1—8 July, 2011 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Like other things for the 13¾’s like Haribo and cheesy films, they can be enjoyed by … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

Author Cloud

@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare