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Fans Remember Sue Townsend By Sharing Their Favourite Adrian Mole Moments

"Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep?"

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Sue Townsend has passed away at the age of 68.

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The author of The Queen and I and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year will mostly be remembered for her Adrian Mole diaries, starting with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾, published in 1982.

To celebrate her life many fans have shared their favourite Adrian Mole poems and passages, such as 'Blossom' from The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

The poem 'Mrs Thatcher' (from The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole) has also been remembered by many.

'The Tap' (from The Secret Diary) was celebrated.

There is a fairly robust argument to be made that "The Tap", by Adrian Mole, is the greatest poem ever written "in two minutes."

Caitlin Moran@caitlinmoran

There is a fairly robust argument to be made that "The Tap", by Adrian Mole, is the greatest poem ever written "in two minutes."

10:15 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tap drips and keeps me awake, In the morning there will be a lake. For the want of a washer the carpet will spoil,

Caitlin Moran@caitlinmoran

The tap drips and keeps me awake,
In the morning there will be a lake.
For the want of a washer the carpet will spoil,

10:15 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The tap drips and keeps me awake, In the morning there will be a lake. For the want of a washer the carpet will spoil,

Caitlin Moran@caitlinmoran

The tap drips and keeps me awake,
In the morning there will be a lake.
For the want of a washer the carpet will spoil,

10:15 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As was Adrian's poem on Bert, printed in the same book.

Bert, you are dead old. Fond of Sabre, beetroot and Woodbines. We have nothing in common, I am fourteen and a half, You are eighty-nine.

The Penny Dreadful@DreadfulP

Bert, you are dead old.
Fond of Sabre, beetroot and Woodbines.
We have nothing in common,
I am fourteen and a half,
You are eighty-nine.

10:55 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You smell, I don't. Why we are friends Is a mystery to me.

The Penny Dreadful @DreadfulP

You smell, I don't.
Why we are friends Is a mystery to me.

10:55 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Adrian Mole's infatuation with Pandora has been remembered.

I think my favourite bits of Adrian Mole are him writing about Pandora, like this the day after she joins his class

Dominic Johnson@dgwjohnson

I think my favourite bits of Adrian Mole are him writing about Pandora, like this the day after she joins his class

01:14 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Infinitely sad to hear about the passing of the great Sue Townsend. We'll miss her like Adrian misses Pandora

Waterstones Trafford@wstrafford

Infinitely sad to hear about the passing of the great Sue Townsend. We'll miss her like Adrian misses Pandora

10:34 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sue Townsend is responsible for one of the only two "poems" I can recite: Oh Pandora/I adore ya/I implore ye/Don't ignore me.

Jo dB@Jo_dB

Sue Townsend is responsible for one of the only two "poems" I can recite: Oh Pandora/I adore ya/I implore ye/Don't ignore me.

08:01 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Little Brown Horse / Eating apples in a field / Perhaps one day / My heart will be healed / I stroke the places Pandora has sat ..."

Hadley Freeman@HadleyFreeman

"Little Brown Horse / Eating apples in a field / Perhaps one day / My heart will be healed / I stroke the places Pandora has sat ..."

09:41 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As well as Adrian's particularly skewed outlook on life.

"My skin is dead good. I think it must be a combination of being in love and Lucozade" RIP Sue Townsend.

Amanda@Pandamoanimum

"My skin is dead good. I think it must be a combination of being in love and Lucozade"

RIP Sue Townsend.

12:56 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“It is the first day of spring. The council have chopped all the elms down in Elm Tree Avenue.” - Adrian Mole #RIPSueTownsend

Phil Lewis@PhilHuwLewis

“It is the first day of spring. The council have chopped all the elms down in Elm Tree Avenue.” - Adrian Mole #RIPSueTownsend

10:13 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One of the many many highlights in Sue Townsend's masterpiece, Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Ian Jones@metro_land

One of the many many highlights in Sue Townsend's masterpiece, Adrian Mole & the Weapons of Mass Destruction.

10:06 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sue Townsend was known for signing copies of her Adrian Mole series books like this.

I asked Sue Townsend to sign a copy of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole for my husband and this is how she did it

Anita Singh@anitathetweeter

I asked Sue Townsend to sign a copy of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole for my husband and this is how she did it

11:17 PM - 10 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One of my most treasured possessions. RIP #SueTownsend

Martin Evans@evansma

One of my most treasured possessions. RIP #SueTownsend

07:01 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Sue Townsend, but whatever you do today, never refer Sue as a "national treasure".

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