Sue Townsend


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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: 3.74 · 99,941 ratings · 5,170 reviews · 75 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Secret Diary of Adrian ...

3.87 avg rating — 36,143 ratings — published 1982 — 110 editions
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The Growing Pains of Adrian...

3.96 avg rating — 11,737 ratings — published 1984 — 51 editions
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The Woman Who Went to Bed f...

2.92 avg rating — 10,102 ratings — published 2012 — 33 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino...

3.75 avg rating — 6,419 ratings — published 1999 — 42 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness...

3.82 avg rating — 5,166 ratings — published 1993 — 28 editions
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Adrian Mole and the Weapons...

3.88 avg rating — 5,200 ratings — published 2004 — 37 editions
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The Queen and I

3.71 avg rating — 4,563 ratings — published 1992 — 34 editions
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True Confessions of Adrian ...

3.59 avg rating — 4,247 ratings — published 1989 — 31 editions
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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3,734 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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The Adrian Mole Diaries (Ad...

4.05 avg rating — 2,417 ratings — published 1984 — 14 editions
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The Secret Diary of Adrian ... The Growing Pains of Adrian... True Confessions of Adrian ... Adrian Mole: The Wilderness... Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino... The Lost Diaries of Adrian ... Adrian Mole and the Weapons...
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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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