A woman other than the queen finally appears on the country’ cash.
A literary legend Ms. Austen will appear on the £10 note in 2017, the bicentenary of her death, replacing the 19th-century naturalist Charles Darwin, who has been on the notes since late 2000.
A portrait of Austen, the new note will include images of her writing desk and quills at Chawton Cottage, in Hampshire, where she lived; her brother’s home, Godmersham Park, which she visited often, and is thought to have inspired some of her novels, and a quote from Miss Bingley, in Pride and Prejudice: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”
Three cheers to Ms. Austen and a toast to women’ empowerment.
Source : The Guardian