I know Apus will be pleased to learn that Terry Pratchett (pictured below) has been made a knight in the New Year Honours list.
Of course, the novelist was awarded his knighthood for services to literature, rather than for his early work as a sub (and reporter, I believe) on the Bath Chronicle.
BBC News – Profile: Terry Pratchett
The Engine Room – Independent: Pratchett blooper
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