Adrian Mole

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Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

 Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘All the great writers were meant to be sparse and minimal, like Beckett. That... completely f**ked my writing up. It didn’t suit me.’   Photograph: Simone Padovani/ Awakening/ Getty Images

I am sitting opposite Karl Ove Knausgaard, the best-selling Norwegian novelist, and he has just told me that toast – as in, lightly grilled breakfast (...)

Leicester City fans celebrate after it was confirmed they were the 2015/’16 Premier League champions. Photograph: Getty Images

Just outside Leicester station there is a statue to the founder of modern tourism, Thomas Cook. In 1841 Cook ran his first organised excursion from Le(...)

Adrian worries about emotional detachment. Are you detached, too? “I have a certain detachment. If I gave in to my emotions, I would cry me a river.”

Do you have plans to kill Adrian Mole off? The only way I’ll kill Ad(...)

Alan Bennett: mistaken for a Coronation Street star. Photograph: Marco Secchi/Getty

In 1982, when Nina Stibbe was 20, she moved from Leicestershire to London to take a job as nanny to two young boys. Her employer was Mary-Kay Wilmers,(...)

Anne of Green Gables By LM MontgomeryThis story of a red-haired orphan taken in by two elderly siblings in Canada’s Prince Edward Island has delighted(...)