At a press conference last week, the new Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, confirmed that Jane Austen will appear on £10 notes (though not until 2017). The announcement followed a high-profile campaign earlier this year against the prospect of having no women – apart from the Queen – on British currency (Winston Churchill will replace Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note from 2016). Carney said of Austen: ‘Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognised as one of the greatest…read more…
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