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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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Adrian Mole author Townsend 'dies after a short illness'

Author and Sunday Times columnist Sue Townsend, most famous for her Adrian Mole series of books. Credit: PA

Novellist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of Adrian Mole book series, died yesterday after a short illness, according to reports.

Townsend, who was left blind after suffering from diabetes for many years, achieved worldwide success after the publication of her best-known work, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4, in 1982.

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