History Literature / AdrianMole

13th May '17 12:26:44 PM nombretomado
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''True Confessions'' starts off with Adrian, before jumping to [[AuthorAvatar Sue]] [[CreatorCameo Townsend]] herself around the halfway mark and the tail end of the book is the diary of a young girl named [[MargaretThatcher Margaret Hilda Roberts]].

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: ''True Confessions'' starts off with Adrian, before jumping to [[AuthorAvatar Sue]] [[CreatorCameo Townsend]] herself around the halfway mark and the tail end of the book is the diary of a young girl named [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Margaret Hilda Roberts]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: Adrian's family, his father in particular, consider MargaretThatcher to be this given the state of his employment history.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Adrian's family, his father in particular, consider MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher to be this given the state of his employment history.
25th Apr '17 9:44:34 PM Golondrina
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* ADogNamedDog: The Mole family dog is only ever referred to as "The Dog". When he dies, [[ReplacementGoldfish his successor]] is simply referred to as "The New Dog".


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* ADogNamedDog: The Mole family dog is only ever referred to as "The Dog". When he dies, [[ReplacementGoldfish his successor]] is simply referred to as "The New Dog".
17th Mar '17 12:05:43 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AuthorTract: In universe, when Adrian's mother writes Adrian's cookbook, she includes a bizarre and completely irrelevant chapter [[StrawFeminist on gender politics]].



* StrawFeminist: Adrian's mother goes through a phase of this in the first two books. Although it's toned down in later entries, she does include an entirely irrelevant chapter about gender politics when she writes a cookbook in Adrian's name.
** Pandora, to a lesser extent.

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* StrawFeminist: Adrian's mother goes through a phase of this in the first two books.books after reading ''The Female Eunuch''. Although it's toned down in later entries, she does include an entirely irrelevant chapter about gender politics when she writes a cookbook in Adrian's name.
** Pandora, to a lesser extent.extent, although most of this is just not conforming to [[StayInTheKitchen Adrian's expectations]] for her.
17th Mar '17 11:38:24 AM CynicalBastardo
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Adrian has only one copy of his manuscript for ''Lo! The Flat Hills Of My Homeland'', which makes it frustrating for John Tydeman every time Adrian sends it to him, especially when Adrian asks him to photocopy it for him. [[spoiler: Presumably, it's destroyed when his house burns down at the end of ''The Cappuccino Years''.]]
19th Feb '17 11:02:19 AM nombretomado
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* {{Interquel}}: ''The Lost Diaries''... sort of. Falling between the ''The Cappuccino Years'' and ''The Weapons of Mass Destruction'' they were originally published as a weekly column in the ''[[BritishNewspapers Guardian]]'' between 1999 and 2001 and were only published in book form in 2008. The chapters remained in limbo in so long most fans assumed they had become a case of CanonDiscontinuity, especially because very little in them is mentioned in the later books.

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* {{Interquel}}: ''The Lost Diaries''... sort of. Falling between the ''The Cappuccino Years'' and ''The Weapons of Mass Destruction'' they were originally published as a weekly column in the ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Guardian]]'' between 1999 and 2001 and were only published in book form in 2008. The chapters remained in limbo in so long most fans assumed they had become a case of CanonDiscontinuity, especially because very little in them is mentioned in the later books.
4th Jan '17 11:36:22 AM LarryMullen
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Sue Townsend died in April 2014 with [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26982680 another book unreleased]]. Whether it was completed or not is unknown.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Though they were not intentionally political, the early books feel like a comment on Britain under MargaretThatcher's rule. The political angle is more deliberately played up in later books.
2nd Oct '16 7:42:36 AM talltalltree
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** Adrian and Jo Jo's marriage also counts. It lasted only a few years, due to them having too many social and cultural differences to be sustainable.
19th Sep '16 10:14:10 AM CynicalBastardo
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* FollowTheLeader: Adrian tries this twice: Once by writing in the style of ''Literature/BridgetJones'' and once by renaming his novel ''Birdwatching'' to try and capitalise on the success of ''{{Trainspotting}}''.

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* FollowTheLeader: In universe Adrian tries this twice: Once by writing in the style of ''Literature/BridgetJones'' and once by renaming his novel ''Birdwatching'' to try and capitalise on the success of ''{{Trainspotting}}''.
11th Jul '16 4:17:03 PM Ravenclawed
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Though they were not intentionally political, the early books feel like a comment on Britain under MargaretThatcher's rule. The political angle is more deliberately played up in later books.
6th Jun '16 11:39:21 AM Doug86
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** A newspaper proclaims Barry Kent's 45 year old father as a burly UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 veteran. Considering that this happens in the early [[TheEighties eighties]], [[CriticalResearchFailure it's completely impossible]]. However, as someone who grew up in Leicester, this could be a poke at the local newspaper which has a habit of getting these things wrong. In the second book, a newspaper gives Adrian's age as 5, her mother's age as 58, and mispells their surname as "Vole".

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** A newspaper proclaims Barry Kent's 45 year old father as a burly UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran. Considering that this happens in the early [[TheEighties eighties]], [[CriticalResearchFailure it's completely impossible]]. However, as someone who grew up in Leicester, this could be a poke at the local newspaper which has a habit of getting these things wrong. In the second book, a newspaper gives Adrian's age as 5, her mother's age as 58, and mispells their surname as "Vole".
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