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The legacy of Sue Townsend, social commentator, book-lover, author of Adrian Mole and his Secret Diary
A montage of just some of the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole book covers over 30 years by Sue Townsend Sue Townsend (1946-2014), creator of Adrian Mole, aged 13¾, has died of a stroke, aged 68. Despite failing her 11-plus exam, leaving school at 15, and being a three-child single mother by 23, she went on to write 17