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Sue Townsend: thank you for the memories

It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Sue Townsend on 10 April 2014.

I’d caught it as a Tweet on Twitter just before going to bed but couldn’t find any confirmation until the next day, when it was all over the newspapers and internet. 951 more words

Young Adult


Last night at the show in Vicar Street – Jim Gaffigan, an American funny man with American support – two fat people sat down next to me. 237 more words

"Tree Lady" Wins Beatty, Sue Townsend Dies, New BayNews Posted

The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins selected for 2014 CLA Beatty Award: The Tree Lady, written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry, has been selected by the California Library Association (CLA) to receive its prestigious Beatty Award. 592 more words


RIP: Sue Townsend

Sometimes I think that books can never mean quite as much to me now as they did when I was twelve years old, lying on my bed, reading half of the weekend, or late into the night — even pulling out the proverbial flashlight to do so. 422 more words


Two deaths and a funeral

Last week news of two deaths brought sadness to members of my family. My lawyer son was devastated by the premature demise of  Adrian Mole aged only 47 1/52, cut down in his prime when his greatest years of mediocrity and failure lay before him. 608 more words


The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year.

I started to read Sue Townsend’s last novel last week abroad (about a decade after I last read her), unaware of the author’s death, only to be told by a friend, who saw me with the book, that the beloved Sue Townsend died.I loved the Adrian Mole books, they accompanied me throughout my teen years and I re-read them often. 264 more words

Everyday Happiness

Blackpaint 442 - Barlow's Faulty Towers, That Ad, Adrian and George

Phyllida Barlow; “Dock” at Tate Britain

There seems to be a lot of destruction about at Tate Britain lately; “Ruin Lust”, the present exhibition, for example, and the recent one on iconoclasm, ranging from Reformation church smashing to the Suffragettes, the IRA and Action artists. 779 more words

Painting, Traditional, Modern And Abstract, Conceptual Art