Sue Townsend

1946 - 2014

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Susan Lillian Townsend, FRSL (née Johnstone, 2 April 1946 – 10 April 2014), was an English writer and humorist whose work encompasses novels, plays and works of journalism. She was best known for creating the character Adrian Mole. After writing in secret from the age of 14, Townsend first became known for her plays, her signature character first appearing in a radio drama, but her work soon expanded into other forms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sue Townsend has received more than 509,443 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sue Townsend is the 3,455th most popular writer (up from 3,697th in 2019), the 2,562nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,709th in 2019) and the 307th most popular British Writer.

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  • 510k

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  • 61.33

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Sue Townsend ranks 3,455 out of 5,794Before her are David Bergelson, Joe Haldeman, Gillian Rubinstein, Kočo Racin, Miodrag Bulatović, and Marcin Kromer. After her are Detlev von Liliencron, Zhou Daguan, Carlo Rosselli, Gordon Willis, Richard Curtis, and Branwell Brontë.

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Among people born in 1946, Sue Townsend ranks 295Before her are Lesley Gore, Michael Green, George Duke, Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, Ewa Kłobukowska, and Jean-Baptiste Bagaza. After her are Don Schollander, Patty Duke, Jiří Bělohlávek, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Andrew Yao, and Willy van der Kuijlen. Among people deceased in 2014, Sue Townsend ranks 184Before her are Simon Leys, Tomaž Šalamun, Martha Hyer, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Dennis Frederiksen, and Andrew V. McLaglen. After her are Gordon Willis, William Guarnere, Wu Ma, Ruby Dee, Christopher Hogwood, and Francesco Marchisano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sue Townsend ranks 2,562 out of 6,924Before her are Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609), Elaine Paige (1948), Henry Scott Tuke (1858), Gillian Rubinstein (1942), Henry Taylor (1885), and Andrew V. McLaglen (1920). After her are Würzel (1949), Naveen Andrews (1969), Branwell Brontë (1817), Midge Ure (1953), Samuel Frederick Gray (1766), and Philip Catherine (1942).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Sue Townsend ranks 307Before her are Jackie Collins (1937), Robert Hugh Benson (1871), Francis de Laporte de Castelnau (1810), George Gissing (1857), James Guillaume (1844), and Gillian Rubinstein (1942). After her are Branwell Brontë (1817), Iain Banks (1954), Paul Johnson (1928), Minette Walters (1949), W. W. Jacobs (1863), and Frances Burney (1752).