Sue Townsend





Sue Townsend


Born
in Leicester, The United Kingdom
April 02, 1946

Died
April 10, 2014

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Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary, though she has written purely dramatic works as well. She suffered from diabetes for many years, as a result of which she was registered blind in 2001, and has woven this theme into her work.

Average rating: 3.73 · 87,117 ratings · 4,437 reviews · 66 distinct works · Similar authors
The Secret Diary of Adrian ...

3.85 avg rating — 31,610 ratings — published 1982 — 94 editions
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The Growing Pains of Adrian...

3.94 avg rating — 10,293 ratings — published 1984 — 38 editions
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The Woman Who Went to Bed f...

2.91 avg rating — 8,562 ratings — published 2012 — 29 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino...

3.74 avg rating — 5,726 ratings — published 1999 — 34 editions
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Adrian Mole and the Weapons...

3.86 avg rating — 4,667 ratings — published 2004 — 34 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness...

3.80 avg rating — 4,510 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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The Queen and I

3.71 avg rating — 4,053 ratings — published 1992 — 33 editions
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True Confessions of Adrian ...

3.60 avg rating — 3,600 ratings — published 1989 — 20 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate ...

3.98 avg rating — 3,226 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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The Adrian Mole Diaries (Ad...

4.04 avg rating — 2,113 ratings — published 1984 — 9 editions
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More books by Sue Townsend…
The Secret Diary of Adrian ... The Growing Pains of Adrian... True Confessions of Adrian ... Adrian Mole: The Wilderness... Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino... Adrian Mole and the Weapons... The Lost Diaries of Adrian ...
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“There's only one thing more boring than listening to other people's dreams, and that's listening to their problems.”
Sue Townsend, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

“She liked people. Me, I can take them or leave them, but mostly leave them.”
Sue Townsend, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

“Now I know I am an intellectual. I saw Malcolm Muggeridge on the television last night, and I understood nearly every word. It all adds up. A bad home, poor diet, not liking punk. I think I will join the library and see what happens.”
Sue Townsend

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