Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend laments loss of eyesight

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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend says she has still not come to terms with losing her eyesight.

The writer, from Leicester, gave a talk to a visually impaired reading group at Mansfield Library in Nottinghamshire as part of a campaign to secure more reading facilities for people with eye problems.

Townsend, who went blind in 2001 due to a condition called diabetic retinopathy, told the group: "You can't underestimate what a devastating blow it is."

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