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 Post subject: RIP Sue Townsend
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:36 pm 
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I just found out that Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole books (amongst others), died last week. I read several of the Adrian Mole books growing up and loved them - I'd really like to revisit them now as an adult, and read the later ones as well. She was a brilliantly witty writer and it's very sad that she's no longer in the world.

Obituary from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/11/sue-townsend-1946-2014

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Sue Townsend
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:35 am 
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The Adrian Mole books stand up very well to re-reading, especially the first two. My favourite of her other books is The Queen and I - very funny and very politically astute as well.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Sue Townsend
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:27 am 
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I'm incredibly sad. Selfishly I was hoping for one more Adrian Mole book. I just re-read Rebuilding Coventry last week. Her voice was so funny, warm, and sharply observant.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Sue Townsend
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:08 pm 
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That is sad. Adrian Mole is awesome. Even though I knew she was in declining health, I was hoping for another book. Perhaps Adrian could have finally really hit his stride in life. Goodness knows it seemed like he had so many missteps and false starts.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Sue Townsend
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:54 pm 
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I love the Adrian Mole series and when I heard the news I grabbed my copy and read excerpts to my neighbour.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Sue Townsend
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