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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68

Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole books, has died aged 68 after a short illness.

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Townsend was working on new Adrian Mole book

Sue Townsend was working on a new Adrian Mole book, entitled Pandora's Box, it has been revealed.

The latest in the hugely popular series was due to be published this Autumn, and publishers Michael Joseph have confirmed that they had already taken delivery of some of its pages.

The book - named after the long-running character Pandora Braithwate - would have been the 11th in the series, following 2009's The Prostrate Years.

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