Sue Arnold

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Sue Arnold is a British journalist, who writes or has written for both The Observer and The Guardian.

Since losing her sight as a result of a medical condition (retinitis pigmentosa, RP) her writing has often been related to radio criticism and reviewing of audio books. Her mother was Burmese and her father British and she was raised in both Burma and the UK.[1][2][3]

She has written about her medicinal use of cannabis and expressed views first in favour and subsequently against liberalising its use.[3][4][5]

She has also written a memoir of her search for information about her maternal grandparents, A Burmese Legacy.[6][7]


  • Arnold, Sue (1985) Curiouser And Curiouser The Best Of Sue Arnold, Constable, London.
  • Arnold, Sue (1996) A Burmese Legacy: Rediscovering My Family, Hodder,(ISBN 0340416092 / 0-340-41609-2 ).[8]


  1. ^ The Guardian: Sue Arnold's profile (Accessed Feb 2011)
  2. ^ British Library: Buddhism: Sue Arnold (Accessed Feb 2011)
  3. ^ a b "Smoking dope restored my sight". BBC. 1998-11-11. Retrieved 2016-08-19.  (Reproducing an article from the The Observer September 1997)
  4. ^ Arnold, Sue (2004) Why I ditched my liberal views on dope: Sue Arnold wanted to legalise cannabis - until the drug triggered a psychotic episode in her son, The Observer, Sunday 18 January (Accessed Feb 2011)
  5. ^ Arnold, Sue (1998) Perspectives - Sue Arnold, now registered blind, found her eyesight improving after smoking a joint at a party, Nursing standard. 12, no. 22, : 17
  6. ^ Shields, Tom (1996) Reading between the lines of trip down under, The Herald of Scotland, 9 Jan (Accessed Feb 2011)
  7. ^ Hardyment, Christina (1996) Book Review / Walking on eggshells A Burmese Legacy: Rediscovering My Family by Sue Arnold, The Independent, Saturday, 27 January 1996 (Accessed Feb 2011)
  8. ^ A review of A Burmese Legacy by Sue Arnold, The Times Literary Supplement. no. 4850, (1996): 33