December 16th-27th from The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Novel Excerpt (1984)
Adrian takes us through his baby sister's first Christmas, and spends £2.00 on a 'solid gold chain' for Pandora.
For me, Adrian's second diary is as good as his first, and I think readers of my treasury would enjoy a second dose. Anyway, I would! I was born in the 1980s, and Adrian's list of gifts from Woolworth's - complete with '80s prices - just chokes me up!
'The school's internal Christmas post service is as bad as the GPO's. I posted Pandora a card before assembly but she still hadn't had it by the end of the last lesson.
'I will find out which first-years were on Elf duty today, and severely rebuke them.'
Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole From Minor To Major (Chancellor Press, 1993), p.303.