WorldCat Identities

Townsend, Sue

Works: 460 works in 1,984 publications in 9 languages and 21,652 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diary fiction  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Psychological fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PR6070.O897, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sue Townsend
The secret diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4 : the play by Sue Townsend( Book )

163 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the ups and downs of one British teenager's life in diary form
The Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In cryptically funny entries, teenager Adrian worries incessantly about his problems--acne, his parents' separation, sexual urges and much more
The Queen and I by Sue Townsend( Book )

77 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new British government has confiscated all royal property, forcing the royal family to live a working class life
Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend( Book )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member 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 )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 1,243 WorldCat member 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
The growing pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend( Book )

116 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member 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
Number 10 by Sue Townsend( Book )

50 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Spratt is a policeman on the door of number ten Downing Street. When the Prime Minister decides that the only way to get closer to the men and women on the street is to travel around the country incognito, he enlists Jack's help
The woman who went to bed for a year by Sue Townsend( Book )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member 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
Rebuilding Coventry : a tale of two cities by Sue Townsend( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coventry Dakin's tale begins with her accidental killing of her neighbour. Forced to flee the law, she deserts her council estate, her boring husband and two demanding children for the anonymity of London's cardboard city."--Publisher description
Adrian Mole, the wilderness years by Sue Townsend( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Mole is now 23 and living in Oxford. He is working in the Department of Environment and travelling lifes ups and downs in his quest to become a published author
Ghost children by Sue Townsend( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member 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
Adrian Mole : the prostrate years by Sue Townsend( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member 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 )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member 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
Adrian Mole, the lost years by Sue Townsend( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member 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."
The lost diaries of Adrian Mole, 1999-2001 by Sue Townsend( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member 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
True confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Susan Lilian Townsend by Sue Townsend( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At almost 19 Adrian Mole is still concerned about his lunar complexion. He has generously agreed to share the pages of this book with two other well known, if less distinguished writers: Margaret Hilda Roberts, who at 14 has seen a fortune teller who has hinted what life may hold in store, and she was written to the king to enquire whether she is the rightful heir to the throne; and, Sue Townsend who contributes a collection of vivid and "candid" writings from home and abroad. Mad, funny and of course, true
Bazaar and rummage ; Groping for words ; & Womberang by Sue Townsend( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great celestial cow by Sue Townsend( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member 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
Adrian Mole & the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Mole is thirty-four and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr Blair tells Parliament that weapons of mass destruction 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 odd girlfriend Marigold who has become distressingly New Age. And his son Glenn who is in Deepcut Barracks. Would Mr Blair have been quite so keen if it had been his son manning a roadblock?
Number 10 by Sue Townsend( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Clare, prime minister of England, has enjoyed extraordinary popularity for five years since his landslide election victory. He is perceived as a flawless leader. But when he doesn't know the price of milk, the public turns against him."--Container
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The Queen and I
The Adrian Mole diariesThe Queen and IAdrian Mole and the weapons of mass destructionAdrian Mole : the Cappuccino yearsThe growing pains of Adrian MoleNumber 10Rebuilding Coventry : a tale of two citiesAdrian Mole, the wilderness years
Alternative Names
Sju Taunsend

Sue Townsend britisk skribent

Sue Townsend Brits schrijfster

Sue Townsend Brits schrijver

Sue Townsend brittisk författare

Sue Townsend engelsk forfatter

Sue Townsend englische Autorin

Sue Townsend fue una columnista, periodista, guionista y escritora británica

Sue Townsend pisarka angielska

Sue Townsend scrittrice e commediografa inglese

Sue Townsendová

Sue Townsendová britská spisovatelka

Syu Taunsend

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Taunzend, Sju

Townsed, Susan Lillian.

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Townsend, Susan Elaine

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Townsend, Susan Lilian 1946-2014

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Towsend, Sue

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