Sue Townsend; First editions of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 & The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, 1982-1984
Sue Townsend; First editions of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 & The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, 1982 & 1984. Both Illustrated by Caroline Holden.
Published by Methuen, London, 1982 & 1984. Both first editions, first impressions.
The first two volumes of these classic humorous tales of the adolescent inner life of teenager, Adrian Mole, set against the backdrop of life in Britain in the early 1980s. The books were hugely popular with the first selling over one million copies in its first year, and both books being the basis of TV series.
Both books are green cloth hardbacks with gilt titles to spine, and have their original dustjackets.
The Secret Diary has some mild offset spotting to first free endpapers and some spots to text block edge. Text is bright and clean with mild age toning. Binding is completely sound. Dustjacket is intact, but is price clipped to inner front flap. Inner flaps with some offset age spotting. Slight wear to edges.
Growing Pains is in near fine condition with no spotting. Bright, clean and soundly bound, with mild age toning. Dustjacket is also near fine with no price clipping or spotting.
Text in English.
173pp + 1pp, & 192pp.
Dimensions: Each approximately 205mm high x 135mm wide x 20mm deep.
Weight approximately 546g (the set - unpacked).