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Chocolat was sensual, indulgent, erotic – all the things that, presumably, novels by teachers from Barnsley aren’t expected to be? ‘Yes,’ she admits. ‘There were rather a lot of articles about the fact I was from the North, and a lot of patronising people saying, “Yorkshire lass makes good” – as if I’d won the lottery. It was quite peculiar. There was a lot of fixating on the fact I’d been born in Barnsley and rather less fixating on the fact I’d studied at Cambridge and, therefore, it wasn’t beyond the bounds of possibility I might be able to write.’