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[25 FEB 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS PRESS RELEASE
Adrian Mole Creator To Speak In Coventry

The hugely successful creator of Adrian Mole, teenage anti-hero turned celebrity offal chef, will be talking about her work in Coventry next month.

Sue Townsend, widely regarded as Britain’s foremost comic novelist, has agreed to join the panel at this year’s first Writers at the Hall event at the 14th century St Mary’s Hall on Wednesday, 22 March (7pm for 7.30pm).

She will be appearing alongside top TV writer Andrew Davies, the country’s leading adaptor of classic novels for the small screen, for an evening of chat and entertainment that includes a hot served buffet and a free wine reception.

Britain’s best selling author in the 1980s, Leicester-based Sue Townsend is a playwright and columnist of long-standing. Her new book the Cappuccino Years marks another hilarious milestone in the life of Adrian Mole and she’s also the author of the novels Rebuilding Coventry and The Queen and I.

Writers at the Hall is a joint promotion between Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, the city’s Library Service and Waterstone’s bookstores.

Peter Walters, spokesman for Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:

"Sue Townsend is one of the funniest writers around and with Andrew Davies we think will form a terrific double bill. We can promise everyone an enjoyable and stimulating night out."

Tickets are 18 a head and are available from the Coventry’s Tourist Information Centre in Bayley Lane (hotline 024 76 832303) and from Waterstone’s in Broadgate.

NOTES:

  • St Mary’s Hall has entertained many writers in its 650-year history. Dickens, Jane Austen, Tennyson and Hawthorne all visited the building and George Eliot set a trial scene in her novel Adam Bede there.
  • Previous Writers at the Hall events have featured Lord Roy Hattersley, the historian Alison Weir and the columnist and novelist Linda Grant.


 

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CWN / Tourism / Coventry & Warwickshire Promotions / 25 Feb 00

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