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Townsend, Sue

Works: 371 works in 1,383 publications in 6 languages and 22,818 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diary fiction  Humorous stories  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Young adult works  Psychological fiction  Biography 
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Roles: Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6070.O897, 823.914
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The secret diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4 : the play by Sue Townsend( Book )
106 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,077 libraries worldwide
Adrian Mole lives with his divorced father and has a girlfriend called Pandora and a pet dog
The Queen and I by Sue Townsend( Book )
56 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
A new British government has confiscated all royal property, forcing the royal family to live a working class life
The Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
Incorporates into one volume the author's separately published works, The secret diary of Adrian Mole, and the Growing pains of Adrian Mole
Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend( Book )
35 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
Adrian Mole needs proof that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction so he can get a refund of the deposit he paid for a trip to Cyprus. Naturally, he writes to Tony Blair for some evidence
Adrian Mole : the Cappuccino years by Sue Townsend( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,269 libraries worldwide
"Adrian at thirty longs for his own television cooking show, Offally Good," and pines for his first love, Pandora Braithwaite, now a Labor M.P.--Jacket
Number 10 by Sue Townsend( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
When the British Prime Minister realises that he is falling into disfavour with the public he decides to find out what the people realy think of him - In the company of the policeman on the door of Number 10, he sneaks out incognito to experience life in his own country as an average citizen
The growing pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend( Book )
65 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Adrian begins this diary at the age of fifteen suffering from a humiliating accident involving his nose, a model aeroplane and some glue. Life in the Mole household through Adrian's appalled eyes is still as turbulent and full of surprises
Ghost children by Sue Townsend( Book )
26 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
A couple are haunted by the ghost of their aborted child who appears to them as a lovely girl in her teens. It happens to Christopher and Angela who are rekindling an old romance. Seventeen years earlier they had an affair, she aborted and they parted
Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 745 libraries worldwide
For the past thirteen years, as England became an increasingly unhappy and fearful place, Prince Charles has been living quietly on a bleak council estate, The Flower Exclusion Zone (known locally as 'The Fez), with his wife and love of his life, Camilla. He enjoys gardening and poultry keeping while Camilla spends her days doing as little as possible, alongside their fellow ASBO-subjected neighbours. But life is about to change... Charles refuses to follow his destiny unless his wife can be Queen - and public opinion suggests the people would rather have Jordan than Camilla on the throne. But no sooner has Prince William offered himself as the next monarch, than one Graham Cracknall of Ruislip emerges - claiming to be Charles and Camilla's secret love child, and therefore the rightful heir to the crown. When the battle for the Crown begins the dogs on the Fez begin a struggle of their own - one that sweeps across the dog population of England. As Harris, the Queen's irascible corgi says, 'we've been domesticated for too long, it's time we showed our bleeding teeth.' Will sanity prevail over the right royal cock up that England has become? Or will chaos reign supreme?
Adrian Mole, the wilderness years by Sue Townsend( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Continuing the story of Adrian Mole, now aged twenty-three and three quarters
Adrian Mole, the lost years by Sue Townsend( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
"The latest diaries of this set-upon yet ambitious closet genius are hilariously hedonistic and marvelously moving. They are filled with the kind of soulful, scathing and sly musings all of us indulge in but would never divulge. The most disarming pangs and prevarications are laid bare for our amusement. Adrian Mole, misunderstood, maligned, and muddled, is a nerdy hoot. And oddly captivating."
Adrian Mole the prostrate years by Sue Townsend( Computer File )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Closing in on 40, the sometimes misstepping Adrian Mole faces a host of unpleasantries--just one of which is his escalating number of nocturnal visits to the loo. Meanwhile, on the marriage front, it might be fair to say that his once-passionate relationship with his wife has grown just the tiniest bit stale, and contact with his former lover, Dr. Pandora Braithwaite, is certainly not helping matters
Adrian Mole : the prostrate years by Sue Townsend( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
"Adrian Mole is thirty-nine and a quarter. Unable to afford the mortgage on his riverside apartment, pay his credit-card bills or keep up with the payments on his storecards, he has been forced to move to a dismal part of the Leicestershire countryside, just outside the village of Mangold Parva, and live in a semi-detached converted pigsty next door to his parents, George and Pauline." "He ekes out a living in a second-hand bookshop, owned by the patrician Mr Carlton-Hayes, a man he wishes he could call 'father'. His sophisticated and ravishing wife Daisy loathes the countryside, longs for Dean Street and has yet to buy a pair of wellingtons; they are both aware the passion has gone out of their marriage, but neither knows how to reignite the flame. To cap it all, Adrian is leaving his bed five times a night to go to the lavatory and has other alarming symptoms, which lead him to suspect prostate trouble." "Meanwhile, his mother Pauline is writing a fictitious misery memoir about her childhood - A Girl Called Shit - and thinks that an appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show might solve the mystery of her daughter's paternity once and for all. Is Mr Lucas, the Moles' ex-next-door neighbour, Rosie's dad? And when George is asked for a paternity sample, will the shock kill him? He is already disabled, though he is still chain-smoking and has had an ashtray welded on to the arm of his wheelchair." "As Adrian's worries multiply, a slightly drunken phone call to his old flame Dr Pandora Braithwaite, BA, MA, Ph. D., MP and Junior Minister in the Foreign Office (where her fluent Mandarin comes in useful), ignites memories of shared passion and makes him wonder, is she the only one who can save him now?"--Jacket
True confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend by Sue Townsend( Book )
39 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Further writings from the pen of Adrian Mole as he continues to confide his deepest thoughts and most moving experiences to the page. We follow the young Adrian through life between ages 16 to 21 as he gains employment as a librarian and continues to pine for Pandora, who has gone to Oxford
The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. She's had enough - of her kids' carelessness, her husband's thoughtlessness and of the world's general indifference. Eva's refusal to behave like a dutiful wife and mother soon upsets everyone but she insists on staying in bed. And then the strangest things start to happen. A funny and touching novel from Britain's funniest writer for over 30 years
The lost diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 by Sue Townsend( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
The adventures of 33-year-old Adrian Mole as he tries to deal with the people in his life and cope with all that life has to offer him
Rebuilding Coventry : a tale of two cities by Sue Townsend( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Een huisvrouw die per ongeluk haar buurman heeft vermoord ontdekt tijdens haar omzwervingen op de vlucht voor de politie het positieve gevoel van vrijheid en een nieuw levensperspectief
Bazaar and rummage ; Groping for words ; & Womberang by Sue Townsend( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Adrian Mole & the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Adrian Mole is thirty-four and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr. Blair tells Parliament that Weapons of Mass Distruction can be deployed in forty-five minutes and can reach Cyprus. Adrian is worried that he might not get a refund on his holiday. But that's not all that is bothering him. There's his old girlfriend Marigold who has become distressingly New Age. And his son Glenn is in Deepcut Barracks. Would Mr. Blair have been quite so keen if it had been his son manning a roadblock?
The great celestial cow by Sue Townsend( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
First produced in Leicester in 1984, 'The Great Celestial Cow' is concerned with questions of community and of growth through sharing experiences within the Asian community. When Sita and her children leave India to join her husband in England, she is forced to sell her cow, but she keeps her milking bucket in the hope that she will be able to buy another cow in Leicester. But England is nothing like she expected: faced with prejudice from the English and restrictions of tradition from her family, Sita clings to the dream of the cow and some sense of her own identity
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Alternative Names
Taunsenda, Sjū
Taunzend, Sju
Townsend, Sue
Townsend, Susan Lilian, 1946-
Towsend, Sue
タウンゼント, スー
English (619)
Czech (2)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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