#HappyBirthdayAdrianMole Competition

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To celebrate the 50th birthday of Adrian Mole, one of the country’s finest diarists and poets, we want to hear what Adrian means to you.

For the chance to win an exclusive Adrian Mole book bundle for your reading group, including his much-anticipated poetry collection Adrian Mole: The Collected Works, simply tell us why you love Adrian Mole on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayAdrianMole, looping in @readingagency by 2 April.

The fantastic prize on offer from Penguin Random House is 10 copies of the very special 50th birthday omnibus edition of The Secret Diary and Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, and poetry collection, Adrian Mole: The Collected Works for your reading group. From his timeless first documented poem – ‘The Tap’ – via classic odes to his muse, first and only true love Pandora (I adore ya), The Collected Works follow Adrian’s loves, lusts and losses in verse form.


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