December 16th-29th from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & 3/4 by Sue Townsend
Novel Excerpt (1982)
Young diarist Adrian stars in his school's 'experimental Nativity play', then describes a typical Mole family Christmas.
This book, as almost everyone knows, begins Sue Townsend's fabulous series of Adrian Mole diaries. They are for all ages, and I started to get into them as a child (I imagine it all happening in my childhood home). Adrian's voice is spot-on, and very funny. This excerpt includes a lot of classic Adrian moments, whether Christmas-related or not.
'I've got no money for Christmas presents. But I have made my Christmas list in case I find £10 in the street.'
Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole From Minor To Major (Chancellor Press, 1993), p.144.