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Over 1,000 expected for Sue Townsend funeral

Over 1,000 people are expected to turn out for the funeral of Sue Townsend, the author of the Adrian Mole books.

Townsend died aged 68 following a stroke on April 10th.

Over 1,000 people are expected for the funeral service for Sue Townsend in Leicester. Credit: Michael Crabtree/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Actor Tony Howes will read an extract from one of the Adrian Mole novels at the service and there will also be a reading from Stephen Mangan, who played Adrian in a 2001 television adaptation.