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Jane Austen

Meghan HarcarComment

I know this is kind of old news by now, but whenever I see Jane Austen gracing the front of the 10£ note it makes me very happy. The fact that the new note, which will be introduced in 2017, also includes a drawing of Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, an image of Godmersham Park (a property owned by Austen's brother and thought to be an inspiration for her work) and and a picture of Austen's writing table is the icing on the cake. The unfortunate Caroline Bingley quote notwithstanding (and that will hopefully be replaced) it is pretty exciting. The only negative is that Darwin is being replaced. Somehow I have a feeling he will be back on some currency sometime in the future though.  Happy Monday!