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In commemoration, a new Jane Austen bank note has been unveiled today, the 200th anniversary of her death, it will be worth £10.
A single man in possession of 5000 of them is universally acknowledged to be in want of a wife.
The quote on the bank not is a line from Pride and Prejudice – “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading”
Jane Austen becomes the first female writer to appear on a British banknote
The notes will be issued on 14 September 2017 and the public will begin to see them in the following days and weeks