Sunday, August 11, 2013

Jane Austen's Likeness on English 10 Pound Notes Beginning in 2016

JASNA member Yvonne Boyer alerted the editor of this publication to the fact that the Bank of England has decided to put the face of Jane Austen on English 10 pound notes beginning in 2016. The Bank of England's new governor Mark Carney said  in a recent statement, "Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognized as one of the greatest writers in English literature."  Austen's image will take the place of another iconic British writer, Charles Dickens, who face has previously appeared on 10 pound notes. 

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