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Old 07-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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Jane Austen to appear on Bank of England £10 note

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Author Jane Austen is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of women represented on banknotes.

The Pride and Prejudice author will be the next face of the note, replacing Charles Darwin, probably in 2017.
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The portrait of Jane Austen, which will appear on the banknote, is adapted from a sketch drawn by her sister Cassandra Austen. Other features include:

- A quote from Pride and Prejudice - "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!"
- An illustration of Elizabeth Bennet, one of the characters in Pride and Prejudice
- An image of Godmersham Park in Kent - the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight, and the inspiration for a number of novels
- A central background design of the author's writing table which she used at home at Chawton Cottage in Hampshire

Fellow writers William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens have appeared on banknotes in recent times. Dickens was on the £10 note and Shakespeare on the £20 note.
Full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23424289
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Every English banknote has a woman featured very prominently.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Every English banknote has a woman featured very prominently.
You don't appear to have read the linked article, in which that point is addressed.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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Cool. Particularly as her books deal with money quite a bit.
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I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! on a note. I like that.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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Better choice than in Canada where they are issuing a three coin commemorative set for some new British baby.
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I like the suggestion someone made in the BBC comments section - that they should just leave a blank space and let everyone doodle their own image.

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Better choice than in Canada where they are issuing a three coin commemorative set for some new British baby.
Little George Alexander Louis is already leaving his mark on the world huh.
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Little George Alexander Louis is already leaving his mark on the world huh.
taming never said which baby, it might be the baby of a Canadian diplomat. Never underestimate a Canandians ability to think that Canada is the only important place in the world I mean, it's obviously England that's the center of the universe, and if there are any Polish people here we are still awaiting an apology for Copernicus

On an aside surely Jane Austen should have been on a £50 note, not a tenner, don't these people know it's only for rich people
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Who???
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The new baby who's third in line to the British throne.
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The new baby who's third in line to the British throne.
Born already. Haven't been paying any attention to the news lately.
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Born already. Haven't been paying any attention to the news lately.
But it was such a historically unprecedented event!
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