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Wednesday
Jul242013

Jane Austen to Appear on Bank of England Banknote

Stock Montage/Stock Montage/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Jane Austen will appear on a new Bank of England banknote, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney reported on Wednesday.

The £10 note will feature designs, including Austen's portrait and writing table, as well as the Pride and Prejudice quote, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!"

Carney broke the news Wednesday at an event at the Jane Austen History Museum.

“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," Carney said. "As Austen joins Adam Smith, Boulton and Watt, and in future, [Winston] Churchill, our notes will celebrate a diverse range of individuals who have contributed in a wide range of fields.”

The Austen note will be issued within a year of the upcoming Churchill £5 note, which is planned for a 2016 release.

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