Arise Sir Bruce…

Great excitement in the Duffy household as Sir Brucie is finally knighted. For those of you out there who don’t know, my debut novel The Generation Game was published this summer and is in part homage to Sir Bruce and the other TV stars of my childhood. So I was thrilled to see that Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are made OBEs – which makes a full set of Goodies as Bill Oddie got his a few years ago.

And Bernard Cribbins got an OBE too. I remember him clearly from the 70s … The Railway Children …. Jackanory ... The Wombles … what a voice. So glad he’s been honoured and good to know that her Majesty likes a bit of nostalgia too!

And from the world of literature there’s an MBE for novelist Kate Atkinson and for children’s laureate Julia Donaldson. Both very popular in our house. Congratulations.


Check out the BBC link for more details…


Go Brucie, go…


Didn’t he do well?


Congratulations to the star of my childhood, teenage years and motherhood. 70 years in showbiz and he has earned that knighthood. The variety stars of yesteryear will be smiling down on him. Well done, Sir Brucie.

And only just over a month till my novel The Generation Game is published, an homage to Sir Bruce and all the influences of those Saturday night television programmes that pebble-dashed my youth. An homage to love and family.