A British legislator reportedly informed Parliament that Jane Austen, the lauded author who died two centuries ago, was one of Britain's greatest living authors. Andrea Leadsom quickly corrected.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Britain is to get a new ten pound bank note made of plastic and with the face of a famous woman on the back of it, the novelist Jane Austen.
The Bank of England’s governor presented the new tenner.. Source: euronews (in English) -
The cause of Jane Austen's mysterious death at age 41 has been much pondered over the years. Was it a hormonal disorder? Cancer? Complications from drinking unpasteurised milk? Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age
With Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship soon to hit the big screen only the latest in a long line, it's clear the enduring fascination with the British author will continue. Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald