Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What makes Jane Austen the ideal banknote candidate?

Twenty-four hours after Jane Austen is tipped as the next famous woman on a Bank of England note, Sir Mervyn King says it could indeed be her.
When Charles Darwin disappears off the back of the Bank of England's £10 note, Jane Austen is a candidate to replace him. It's exactly what was speculated yesterday.
Austen is likely to make a popular choice, but how might she have won over the Bank of England?
It's the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice, arguably her best-known novel, so getting her on a note by the end of the year would be rather appropriate.
But in a wider sense, the last two decades have been boom years for Austen acclaim.

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