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Author: Sue Townsend
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2001.
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"Over the last decade, Sue Townsend has written a monthly column for Sainsbury's Magazine, which covers everything from hosepipe bans and Spanish restaurants to writer's block and the posh middle-aged woman she once met who'd never heard of Winnie-the-Pooh." "Collected together now for the first time, they form a set of pieces from one of Britain's most popular and acclaimed writers that are funny, perceptive and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Townsend, Sue.
Public confessions of a middle-aged woman aged 55 3/4.
London : Michael Joseph, 2001
(OCoLC)679451752
Named Person: Sue Townsend; Sue Townsend
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Townsend
ISBN: 0718145380 9780718145385 0718145534 9780718145538
OCLC Number: 47824166
Description: xi, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Aga saga --
War on slugs --
The slob's holiday --
My Vivienne Westwood is gone --
Become a writer --
Avoidance activity --
Control freak? Moi? --
The Hilton apron mystery --
Don't become a writer --
Christmas presents problems --
Janet and John --
Backbone --
The craft fayre --
Missing husband --
Mary the doll --
Book early to avoid disappointment --
Gimme food and newspapers --
Mugging --
Prince Charles for King? --
The coat --
Burglaries --
Beige in Cromer --
Pulp fiction --
I have to have liver --
Nudity --
Heatwave --
Hosepipe ban --
Travelling through the snow --
Expelled from the writers' club --
To do list --
Abusive letters --
Out on the razz --
Dream house --
Max the fat cat --
Mr. and Mrs. Blue Hair --
Lovely roundabout --
In Melbourne --
Plane trauma --
Grandma at large --
The tourist --
No ideas --
Lost bag --
Christmas in Tobago --
The kitchen with the mobiles --
Idling --
Display models --
Giving advice --
William Brown --
Stonehenge --
Horrible supermarket --
Stupid Susan/Sensible Susan --
The discs cry 'out!' --
Daytime TV --
Carpenters on the run --
Cable TV --
The silver boob tube --
Information overload --
Full-nest syndrome --
Gipton Estate --
Conservatories --
Scientific studies are silly --
Christmas insurance --
Strangers on a train --
Dr. Strudel questions Mrs. Townsend --
Dogs --
Madame Vodka --
Spanish restaurant --
Deadlines --
Winnie-the-Pooh --
My place is three stars --
The list --
Mrs. Magoo --
Millennium --
Pink elephant car park --
Solitary behaviour --
Fed up --
Our hospitals --
Giving up --
Size and exercise --
Water features --
Boot sale --
Burial --
Talking books --
November is a cruel month --
Dennis's presents --
Vodka --
Winkle-pickers --
Third draft --
Wayne Webb --
Train journeys. Aga Saga --
War on Slugs --
The Slob's Holiday --
My Vivienne Westwood is Gone --
Avoidance Activity --
Control Freak? Moi? --
The Hilton Apron Mystery --
Don't Become a Writer --
Christmas Presents Problems --
Janet and John --
Backbone --
The Craft Fayre --
Missing Husband --
Mary the Doll --
Book Early to Avoid Disappointment --
Gimme Food and Newspapers --
Mugging --
Prince Charles for King? --
The Coat --
Burglaries --
Beige in Cromer --
Pulp Fiction --
I Have to Have Liver --
Nudity --
Heatwave --
Hosepipe Ban --
Travelling Through the Snow --
Expelled from the Writers' Club --
To Do List --
Abusive Letters --
Out on the Razz --
Dream House --
Max the Fat Cat --
Mr. and Mrs. Blue Hair --
Lovely Roundabout --
In Melbourne --
Plane Trauma --
Grandma at Large --
The Tourist --
No Ideas --
Lost Bag --
Christmas in Tobago --
The Kitchen with the Mobiles --
Idling --
Display Models --
Giving Advice --
William Brown --
Stonehenge --
Horrible Supermarket --
Stupid Susan/Sensible Susan --
The Discs Cry 'Out!' --
Daytime TV --
Carpenters on the Run --
Cable TV --
The Silver Boob Tube --
Information Overload --
Full-nest Syndrome --
Gipton Estate --
Conservatories --
Scientific Studies are Silly --
Christmas Insurance --
Strangers on a Train --
Dr. Strudel Questions Mrs. Townsend --
Dogs --
Madame Vodka --
Spanish Restaurant --
Deadlines --
Winnie-the-Pooh --
My Place is Three Stars --
The List --
Mrs. Magoo --
Millennium --
Pink Elephant Car Park --
Solitary Behaviour --
Fed up --
Our Hospitals --
Giving up --
Size and Exercise --
Water Features --
Boot Sale --
Burial --
Talking Books --
November is a Cruel Month --
Dennis's Presents --
Vodka --
Winkle-pickers --
Third Draft --
Wayne Webb --
Train Journeys.
Responsibility: Sue Townsend.

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