Jane Austen currency!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one must be pretty important to have one’s face printed on a nation’s currency…

I was very happy to learn that classic author Jane Austen was recently chosen to be the future image on the Bank of England’s 10-pound note. News media are falling all over themselves to find ways to insert the words “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility” into their reports of the news. One short article may be found at USA today:

She will replace Charles Darwin (that’s Charles Darwin, not Charles Dickens!) whose bearded visage currently graces that denomination. It’s good to see Jane getting some deserved recognition, eh?



  1. Paula Cappa said,

    July 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Absolutely. This scene on the note is so artfully done too. An honor she has long deserved, yes! Love the quote.


    • Jay said,

      July 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      I thought it was very stylish. I don’t know if the quotation will stay on there for the final product or not (I noticed that it says “bank note concept”) but I hope it does.


  2. Melissa said,

    July 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I’m so glad this is happening!


    • Jay said,

      August 5, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Me too! So deserved. I wonder what sweet little Jane would think if she were alive today…


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