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Classic Desert Island Discs: Sue Townsend

Another chance to listen to the writer speaking to Sue Lawley in 1991.

Another chance to listen to the writer speaking to Sue Lawley in 1991. Her most famous creation was Adrian Mole, and, in many respects, his life mirrored her own: like her hero, she came from a poor but not deprived background and always nursed a secret ambition to be a writer. She talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work and carefully selects eight records which remind her of some of the most significant events in her life.

Favourite track: Violin Concerto in D by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Luxury: Swimming pool of champagne

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