True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts Aged 14 ¼ by Sue Townsend

GENRE: Humour | PAGES: 27

My rating: ★★★

True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts is funny stuff!

Tuesday May 24th

Had a lie in until 6am. Then got out of bed and had a brisk rub down with the pumice stone. I opened the curtains and saw that the sun was shining brightly. (A suspicion is growing in my mind that the BBC is not to be trusted.)

It took me a while to realise who this fictional diary belonged to but when I did, it really clicked into place; the over achieving teenager is hilariously unmistakable!

 

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  True Confessions of Margaret Hilda Roberts

 

Margaret Hilda Roberts is a rather ambitious 14-year-old grocer’s daughter from Grantham. She can’t abide laziness, finds four hours of chemistry homework delightful and believes she is of royal birth – or at least destined for great things. But Margaret knows that good things never come to those who wait . . . These are the secret diary entries of a girl born into an ordinary life, yet who might just go on to become something really rather extraordinary, and she is brilliantly brought vividly to life by bestselling author Sue Townsend, Britain’s favourite comic writer for over three decades.