30 September 2010


I completely forgot about checking the Queen's Birthday Honours List, released on 12 June, what with everything else that was going on that month. Looking through it:

Order of the British Empire
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Elizabeth, Mrs BURNLEY
Chief Guide, Girlguiding UK. For services to Young People.
(Doncaster, South Yorkshire)

Order of the British Empire
Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Ms Sharon BERRY
Chief Executive, Storybook Dads. For services to Children and Families.
(Saltash, Cornwall)

Chief Publisher and Managing Director, Chicken House Books. For services to the Publishing Industry.
(Blackford, Somerset)

I don't think the Girl Guides need any introduction. Storybook Dads make CDs of imprisoned fathers reading bedtime stories for their children, complete with edited-in music and sound effects (and edited-out errors). Chicken House Publishing are, according to their website, "an independent-minded children's book publishing company with a special enthusiasm for finding new writers, artists and ideas."

Lapel pin for members of the Order of the British Empire.

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