|The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole|
|Date diary started||January 1st 1981|
|Date diary ended||April 3rd 1982|
|next book||The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole|
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ is the first book in the Adrian Mole series of comedic fiction, written by Sue Townsend. The book is written in a diary style, and focuses on the worries and regrets of a teenager who believes himself to be an intellectual. The story is set between January 1st 1981 and April 3rd 1982, and makes reference to many historic world events of the time, such as the Falklands War and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Apart from the humorous events described in the diary, a lot of the book's humour originates from the unreliable narration of Mole who naïvely yet confidently misinterprets events around him.