... in 2006 J K Rowling* was awarded the Légion d'Honneur? Incredible! She was recently quoted in the Radio Times as saying "I'm struck by how many single mothers I'm descended from". An observation I have often made about her myself.
* For the benefit of newcomers to this blog, my constant war with 'She-who-must-not-be-named' is one of the running features here. No apologies!