Very sad to hear that Sue Townsend, author of the immensely popular Adrian Mole series, passed away yesterday. She was 68, and it sounds as if she’d been ill for quite some time.
I read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ when I was a kid, and years later, I still think that it’s a wonderful mixture of teen fiction, dark comedy and social commentary. Sue Townsend was one of the few authors who has produced novels that I will read over and over.
A great loss indeed.