Document Reference NumberST/15/10
TitlePapers relating to commissioned pieces written in the voice of Adrian Mole for a variety of newspapers and magazines.
DescriptionHolograph drafts, typescripts, galley proofs, letters and published material.

Originally held in a folder marked 'Mole commissions and articles', the file includes: 'Adrian Mole's Christmas' written for 'The Times' in Dec 1984 (/1); 'Adrian Mole's Favourite Books' produced for the Spring editon of the 'The Good Book Guide' published in 1985 (/2); Adrian Mole's 'Poem for Pandora' written to advertise the stage version of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' at Wyndham's Theatre, London (/3); 'The Other Royal Wedding' written for 'Punch' magazine in July 1986, commenting on the Royal Wedding of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew (/4); copy for The Book Marketing Council's 'Teen Read' promotion, which featured 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' and 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' in their Top 100 books (/5); 'Mole at the Department of the Environment' written for 'The Earth Awakes' environmental pantomime by Graeme Garden (/6); 'Adrian Mole Leaves Home' commissioned by 'Woman' magazine in Jan 1988 (/7); an advertising campaign for The London Bus Company featuring Adrian Mole (/8); a Christmas piece for 'The Sunday Telegraph' (9); a published article taken from the Christmas edition of 'The Radio Times' entitled 'Mole Cooks His Goose, reprised on Christmas Day by Radio 4 (/10); an untitled piece for Tatler magazine written in 1999 (/11); Adrian Mole's Curriculum Vitae written for an unknown commission (/12); and an undated article for the Shangton Care Village newsletter describing Adrian's visit to the village (/13).
DateDec 1984-Dec 1993; Aug 1999
Extent13 bundles
ArrangementThe papers were originally held in separate envelopes and placed in chronological order within a large file labelled 'Mole commissions and articles', now discarded. This order has been retained, athough the envelopes have been removed and replaced with archival folders.
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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