‘Pride and Prejudice’ Author Jane Austen Will Appear on the £10 Note

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Ear­li­er this year, the Roy­al Mail released a stamp col­lec­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing Jane Austen’s six nov­els. Now, word has leaked out that, prob­a­bly start­ing in 2017, the author of Pride and Prej­u­dice will appear on the £10 note. Said Mark Car­ney, the new gov­er­nor of the Bank of Eng­land, “Jane Austen cer­tain­ly mer­its a place in the select group of his­tor­i­cal fig­ures to appear on our ban­knotes. Her nov­els have an endur­ing and uni­ver­sal appeal and she is recog­nised as one of the great­est writ­ers in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture.” Only three women have appeared on Eng­lish ban­knotes since they start­ed por­tray­ing his­tor­i­cal fig­ures in 1970. Austen will be the fourth. The Guardian has more on this good sto­ry here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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