Sue Townsend – Backlist Titles


Sue Townsend is one of Britain’s bestselling authors. Her hugely successful novels include Seven Adrian Mole books. Her most recent book THE WOMAN WHO WENT TO BED FOR A YEAR is being developed as a film. Sue is a well-known playwright. Her plays include THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE and THE QUEEN AND I (currently being developed as a film by Ryan Murphy who created Glee). Sue adapted the series ADRIAN MOLE THE CAPPUCCINO YEARS for Tiger Aspect and ITV.

Backlist Titles

Rebuilding Coventry - Sue TownsendRebuilding Coventry
First published by Methuen, 1988.
Rebuilding Coventry is a satire of Eighties Britain and concerns a woman – Coventry Dakin – who goes on the run after accidentally killing her neighbour and ends up in London living on the streets.



Number Ten - Sue TownsendNumber Ten
First Published by Penguin Books, 2003.
Behind the doors of the most famous address in the country, all is not well.
Edward Clare was voted into Number Ten after a landslide election victory. But a few years later and it is all going wrong. The love of the people is gone. The nation is turning against him.

Panicking, Prime Minister Clare enlists the help of Jack Sprat, the policeman on the door of No 10, and sets out to discover what the country really thinks of him. In disguise, they venture into the great unknown: the mean streets of Great Britain.

And for the first time in years, the Prime Minister experiences everything life in this country has to offer – an English cream tea, the kindness of strangers, waiting for trains that never come and treatment in a hospital – and at last he remembers some of things he once really cared about . . .

Ghost Children - Sue Townsend

Ghost Children

First published by Methuen, 1997.
Seventeen years ago Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child’s father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and he retreated from the world. Unable to accept what had happened between them both went their separate ways.
However, when Christopher makes a horrifying discovery whilst out walking his dog on the heath he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each another again can they avoid the mistakes of the past? And will their future together be eclipsed by those mistakes of yesterday?

A compelling fable of our times, Ghost Children is a compassionate and gritty examination of love and loss from one of Britain’s most-loved writers, Sue Townsend.