Chocolat author, Joanne Harris, has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The Barnsley born novelist, who worked as a teacher before turning to writing said she was "surprised" when she found out about the honour.
The 48-year-old, who is married with one daughter, said she had not given much thought to her visit to the palace to accept the award, saying :"I'm only at the 'Shall I buy a hat?' stage."
More top news
The Leeds boxer has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren
Hull City say the midfielder is 'extremely touched' by the support he has received
Gary Cahill, John Terry and assistant boss Steve Holland went to St Mary's Hospital on Sunday evening to check on Mason's well-being.