You and Sue Townsend

Your consolation
daily hourly came from books —
Adrian Mole, whose

author you loved so.
I’d hear you laughing with Sue
Townsend, who suffered

so. By ‘so” I mean
not to presume, I couldn’t
help but laugh along.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Portland OR and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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