The Books:

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
(1 January 1981 - 3 April 1982)

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
(4 April 1982 - 2 June 1983)

The Adrian Mole Diaries
(incorporates these first two books)

True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole
Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians
(17 July 1989 - 1 January 1991)

Adrian Mole, From Minor to Major
(*this book contains The Secret Diary..., The Growing Pains..., as well as several commentaries, series' of letters, and Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians)

Adrian Mole, The Wilderness Years

Adrian Mole, the Lost Years

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, The Play - picture

Adrian Mole, the Cappuccino Years

Where to Get the Books

Certain books are available over the WWW: From,, ALTBOOKSTORE, or Waterstone's.

Note: Some of the Mole books seem to be available only in Europe. I was able to get ahold of True Confessions... and ...From Minor to Major at an English bookstore in Paris.

They can be ordered from Mandarin Paperbacks, at the address below, which is listed in the back of the book:
Cash Sales Department, PO Box 5, Rushden, Northants NN10 6YX
Phone: 01933 414000 Fax: 01933 414047

I got The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, The Play from Drama Bookshop, in New York City
723 7th Ave. (Between 48th and 49th): (212) 944-0595

Publications on Cassette

Adrian Mole, read by Nicholas Barnes £8.99 (Dble/115mins) BBC 0563402466

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 £8.99 (Dble/135mins) BBC 0563381574 (Published Feb '97)

The Queen & I, read by Miriam Margolyes £8.99 (Dble/120mins) BBC 0563406534

(can be ordered from

Other Works by Susan Lilian Townsend

Rebuilding Coventry, The Queen and I , Womberang, Dayroom, The Ghost of Daniel Lambert, Bazaar and Rummage, Groping for Words, The Great Celestial Cow, Ten Tiny Fingers, Ghost Children