Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman. She writes a weekly podcast column.
The author, who has died at the age of 68, created in Adrian Mole a character who spoke to a generation of teenagers growing up in suburban Britain. Here, we recall a few of his finest moments.
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