doctorow at April 10th, 2014 20:07 — #1
jlw at April 10th, 2014 20:13 — #2
How sad. I loved those books as well.
gilbertwham at April 10th, 2014 20:25 — #3
the_borderer at April 10th, 2014 20:40 — #4
I grew up on the Adrian Mole books, even though I was 10 years younger than the character.
Another person gone who will be missed
squirrelhead at April 11th, 2014 01:45 — #5
She understood the nerdy adolescent male so well and captured the essence of the Thatcher years. A sad and unexpected loss. Commiserations, aged 54 1/4
mcgreens at April 11th, 2014 05:29 — #6
You read them when you were 3¾?
I too am saddened though. It's been a strange week for celebrity deaths
zotlerg at April 11th, 2014 06:25 — #7
I remember an interview with her a few years ago. She said she abused her body, eating, drinking and smoking too much. She became diabetic and eventually went blind because of it. It was a very memorable interview, she was so honest it was refreshing, but terribly sad. RIP.
the_borderer at April 11th, 2014 09:02 — #8
No, but I did read Secret Diary and Growing Pains before I was 10 though. I'm sure that a fair amount of the story went over my head at the time but I still enjoyed them.
garygoldfinch at April 11th, 2014 09:16 — #9
Exactly, this nerdy adolescent male (who, like Cory, is about the age of AM) gained a lot from the books. I guess having a character you can identify with so well helps you through, what can be, a challenging time of your life.
Thanks Sue and RIP.
daneel at April 12th, 2014 00:06 — #10
Somehow I never got around to reading any of the Adrian Mole books. I was aware of them but was pretty much only reading SF as a kid.
I only discovered she was from Leicester last week. As she was a local author I'd have thought we would have been encouraged to read her books. Maybe we were and I just resisted.
doctorow at April 15th, 2014 20:07 — #11
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