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Sue Townsend has died

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BikeRunSki Fri 11-Apr-14 06:49:59


Red socks today then. Adrian Mole is a year older than me, I grew up with him.

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 06:58:47

Oh gosh that's terribly sad. Adrian Mole is completely synonymous with my youth.

dopeysheep Fri 11-Apr-14 07:00:06

Yes just read that. RIP Sue. I loved Adrian Mole (doesn't everyone?) and also the Queen and I was it? Where the royals had to bunk up with a regular family.

Also really considered Pandora as dd's name but didn't in the end cos of box jokes. Was close though.

tedmundo Fri 11-Apr-14 07:01:33

RIP Sue.

I have read and enjoyed all of your books,many times.

2whippetsnobed Fri 11-Apr-14 07:23:03

Loved all her writing. Sad to hear of her death.

Indith Fri 11-Apr-14 07:25:28

Love her books. giggled my way through the Queen and later on Queen Camilla. number 10 is great too.

usualsuspectt Fri 11-Apr-14 07:28:25

RIP Sue.

tribpot Fri 11-Apr-14 07:31:07

Very sad news. She was a fantastic writer.

Rooble Fri 11-Apr-14 07:33:22

Very sad. I, too, grew up simultaneously with Adrian Mole and loved the books.

RoxyRobin Fri 11-Apr-14 07:34:26

Very sorry to hear about her death. She's given me so many laughs over the years. And she came over as such a likeable woman.

Dillydollydaydream Fri 11-Apr-14 07:39:39

I loved reading Adrian Mole when u was growing up. Very sad to hear this news.

KB02 Fri 11-Apr-14 07:40:19

Loved her writing. Just read the obituary linked above and I hadn't realised she had such bad luck with her health for so long.

YokoUhOh Fri 11-Apr-14 07:44:51

Loved the 'Falklands under the toast crumb' diary entry and I'm sure everyone will recognise Adrian's gran not letting anyone else hold the baby! RIP Sue.

Badvoc Fri 11-Apr-14 07:49:27

Very sad to hear this.
RIP sue.

VoyageDeVerity Fri 11-Apr-14 07:51:59

God I adored the books. What a remarkable woman reading her obituary.

Minnieisthedevilmouse Fri 11-Apr-14 07:55:43

That's very sad.

Never got Adrian mole tho. Not a right of passage book for me. Couldn't stick the writing.

ShoeJunkie Fri 11-Apr-14 07:58:24

RIP - I loved the Adrian Mole books and The Queen and I.

maudpringle Fri 11-Apr-14 07:58:50

Now that is sad news.
Like so many others I grew up with Adrian, Pandora and Barry Kent.
What a lot of pleasure she has given over the years.
R.I.P Suethanks

MissBetseyTrotwood Fri 11-Apr-14 08:06:23

RIP - I loved those books. She always seemed to say such sensible things when interviewed too.

One awful Christmas when my DDad was really ill and lashing out at everyone I got 'The Diary of Adrian Mole'. Truly, it made the day bearable as I shut myself in my room and read it cover to cover in a day, laughing out loud.

thanks to you Sue.

Cleanknickersfulltummy Fri 11-Apr-14 08:09:44

That's sad. She was so clever and funny. I grew up with Adrian Mole too.

OwlCapone Fri 11-Apr-14 08:09:56

How sad. I'm another one who grew up with Adrian Mole.

MorrisZapp Fri 11-Apr-14 08:14:01

My mother has been moody all day. There's a box in the bathroom with predictor written on it. I hope she's not dabbling in the occult.

I could quote you all day long Sue. Rest in peace.

Nataleejah Fri 11-Apr-14 08:24:38

Adrian series are one of the best books i ever read sad

OhBabyLilyMunster Fri 11-Apr-14 08:31:24

I think im going to have to buy the adrian mole books again. Absolutely fantastic....RIP sue, a comedy genius.

MsJupiter Fri 11-Apr-14 08:33:55

I genuinely believe that the Royals are exactly as they are portrayed in The Queen & I. Such brilliant comic writing.

Like many others I adored reading AM as a teenager (my copies have shattered spines) and then coming back to him years later and realising how many jokes had gone over my head! Will get them out for a re-read soon.

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