Sue Townsend

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Diary of a Somebody Brian Bilston Picador, £14.99 Brian Bilston has earned the title of Twitter’s unofficial poet laureate and Diary of a Somebody i(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

'Valley of the Dolls' is not a taxing, serious or a “difficult” read – which makes it easy to dismiss or demean as part of the genre of “women’s fiction” that is looked down upon for being far too enjoyable

Being a very forthright, down-to-earth woman I very much doubt my nam gave a second thought to the lasting consequences of her actions when she threw (...)

Jane Lythell: ‘Reading has been such an important part of my life since I was a child and books have formed who I am.’

Jane Lythell lives in Brighton. She was a producer at TV-am and commissioning editor at Westcountry Television, before leaving to become deputy direct(...)

Late lamented: Sue Townsend. Photograph: Penguin

Some books work their way into our consciousness, affecting the way we see the world forever. They can be religious or political, but for many (...)

Novelist Sue Townsend was best known as the author of the highly successful Adrian Mole series.

Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, has died, according to a family friend. The 68-year-o(...)

Anne of Green Gables By LM MontgomeryThis story of a red-haired orphan taken in by two elderly siblings in Canada’s Prince Edward Island has delighted(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)