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"The Queen And I" by Sue Townsend (1992)

“The Queen was in bed watching television with Harris.”

It’s no good pretending otherwise. Despite my left-leaning political views and modern ways of thinking, I can’t help but retain a lot of admiration for the Queen. 839 more words

General Fiction

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Sue Townsend) Book Review [5 Stars]

Humour is a a writing trick that many have tried to use and failed. It’s easy to make a funny (albeit sometimes unnecessary) joke in the middle of a book but sustaining that humour is much harder. 172 more words


Stories for empathy and a better world

I had been looking forward to the event with Miriam Halahmy and Bali Rai on Saturday. I’d never met Miriam before, but she was everything I had expected, and Bali was Bali as usual. 469 more words


Number Ten by Sue Townsend

Slightly bizarre, but that’s Townsend’s style. Taking an unlikely situation that’s fun to think about and then writing a book about it.
This was amusing, though not without it’s seriousness and sadness. 234 more words

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 (ebook)

by Sue Townsend

If you enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but think that was too “young” for you or your students, you will enjoy Sue Townsend’s series about a boy named Adrian living in the UK during the early 80’s.Ā  326 more words

The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year - Sue Townsend - šŸ“š šŸ“š šŸ“š šŸ“š

The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she’s wanted to yell at the world, ‘Stop! I want to get off’. 929 more words

Book Reviews

Teaser Lines From The Books Iā€™m Reading Now

I saw this on Small Town Rambler who originally got it from So Many Books so Little Time


“I like to share a glass with my Mother” You may never have experienced, or you will have forgotten, a good burgundy (her favourite) or a good Sancerre (also her favourite) decanted through a healthy placenta” p6… 241 more words