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Sue Townsend (1) [1946–2014]

This page covers the author of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.

For other authors named Sue Townsend, see the disambiguation page.

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Sue Townsend was born in Leicester, England on April 2, 1946. She left school at fifteen and worked a series of jobs before becoming a full-time author. She was best known for her books about the neurotic diarist Adrian Mole including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years. Her other works include The Queen and I, Number Ten, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman Aged 55¾, and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year. She died after a stroke on April 10, 2014 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾… (more)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole 1,668 copies, 13 reviews
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years 1,349 copies, 22 reviews
The Queen and I 1,068 copies, 27 reviews
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years 786 copies, 10 reviews
Adrian Mole: the Prostrate Years 479 copies, 18 reviews
Number Ten 463 copies, 18 reviews
Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major 436 copies, 8 reviews
Queen Camilla 395 copies, 9 reviews
Adrian Mole: The Lost Years 267 copies, 2 reviews
Rebuilding Coventry 247 copies, 10 reviews
Ghost Children 117 copies, 2 reviews
The Great Celestial Cow 7 copies, 1 review
Just William (Foreword, some editions) 658 copies, 18 reviews
The Pleasure of Reading (Contributor) 183 copies, 7 reviews
Pastors and Masters (Foreword, some editions) 117 copies, 10 reviews
Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (Introduction, some editions) 100 copies
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 64 copies, 1 review
The Virago Book of Christmas (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
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