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Sue Townsend on 30 years of Adrian Mole

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Adrian Mole, the fictional teenager created by Sue Townsend, is celebrating his forty-three-and-three-quarter birthday, 30 years on from his first appearance.

Author Sue Townsend told Evan Davis that her most famous character had originally been called Nigel.

Despite a number of other literary successes, she said, "Adrian's my favourite character. I like him a lot."


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