Sue Townsend is Dead

by Harry on April 11, 2014

Sue Townsend is also dead. Guardian obit here. I have a small supply of Adrian Mole books, which I give to students (even if, sometimes, I don’t know them well) who have prolonged illnesses—or sometimes just to cheer them up. I have no idea whether it works for them, but it pretty much always works for me.

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Barry 04.11.14 at 2:04 pm

Thanks, Harry!

I had not heard of her books before.
I’ve requested the first two from my local library.

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Ronan(rf) 04.11.14 at 11:46 pm

Sue Townsend seemed a pretty remarkable person.
I remember enjoying the book, but dont recall the specifics so much (except an older gentleman; contrarian, constantly agitated type who had his membership of the old soldiers club revoked for taking an oppositional stance to the Falkland’s ? I don’t know why I recall that bit specifically)

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Ronan(rf) 04.11.14 at 11:47 pm

typo – *books*

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harry b 04.12.14 at 12:54 am

Bert the communist.

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Tim Worstall 04.12.14 at 7:42 am

What? Having fewer Sue Townsend books in your possession makes you happier?

/deliberate misunderstanding button off now.

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