Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Sue Townsend.
The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is writer Sue Townsend. Her most famous creation is Adrian Mole, and, in many respects, his life mirrors her own: like her hero, she comes from a poor but not deprived background and always nursed a secret ambition to be a writer. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her life and work and carefully selecting eight records which remind her of some of the most significant events in her life.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Violin Concerto in D by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Luxury: Swimming pool of champagne