Popular English author Sue Townsend dies

Syndetics book coverSue Townsend, the creator of most popular character Adrian Mole, has died aged 68 after many years of ill health. Her writing was a mix of social commentary and comedy, with her first ‘Adrian Mole’ novel, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾ published in 1982, becoming an instant bestseller. Eight more Adrian Mole novels were to follow, developing the character into adulthood and eventually middle age, ending with Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years, published in 2009.
Through her writing career, she produced 6 other novels, 11 plays, and two books of non-fiction. Her last novel titled The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year was published in 2012.