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Post  Panda on Thu 25 Jul - 12:17

Mark Carney reveals new Jane Austen £10 note
The new Governor of the Bank of England described Jane Austen as "one of the greatest writers in English literature", whose novels had "a universal appeal."
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The newly installed Governor of the Bank of England unveiled Jane Austen as the face of the new £10 note, after an online campaign set up by a women’s rights advocate.

"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," said Mark Carney.

The new Austen note will feature the quote: "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" from snobbish Pride And Prejudice character Caroline Bingley.

An illustration of the book's heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, from a drawing by Isabel Bishop, will also appear.

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The banknote will also display a portrait of the author which was adapted from a sketch drawn by her sister Cassandra, as well as an image of Godmersham Park, the home of Austen's brother which was said to have inspired much of her work.

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Post  Guest on Thu 25 Jul - 13:25



It looks like something from those packets of play money that you get for bairns, you know the stuff with the wee plastic coins and paper notes.  And I don't mean the Early Learning Centre quality stuff.  I am talking the Pound Land variety here. It's like something designed and printed in Korea.

Here in Scotland you can have Lord Hay, Sir Walter Scott or Rabbie Burns on your tenners and they are much nicer looking, quality notes!

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Post  Panda on Thu 25 Jul - 15:38

I can think if others more deserving to be honest , Alan Lerners Lee who created the internet, which has completely revolutionised they way we live, and most Countries in the World use it.

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