“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Author of Note…

Posted on July 18, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Two hundred years to the day after Jane Austen died, a new 10-pound note featuring an image of one of England’s most revered authors has been unveiled — right where she was buried. At the unveiling of the new tenner at Winchester Cathedral in southern England, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said – it highlights a universal appeal of Austen’s work.

“`Austen, whose novels included Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility, is widely considered as a perceptive chronicler of English country life during the Georgian era. Combining wit, romance, and social commentary,  her books have been adapted a number of times in movies and television.

“`The new note, due to go into circulation on September 14th,  is the bank’s latest effort to make its notes more secure by using plastic, not paper. It’s printed on polymer, just like the recently re-launched 5-pound note, which features Winston Churchill. A new 20-pound note will feature landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, and is scheduled for 2020. The latest note also includes a new tactile feature to assist the visually impaired;  developed in conjunction with Royal National Institute of Blind People.

“`Apart from Queen Elizabeth II,  whose portrait is on all United Kingdom currency, Austen is only the third woman to appear on the modern-day British bank note, after medical innovator Florence Nightingale and social reformer Elizabeth Fry. Austen was chosen during a campaign for more female representation.

“`Those holding the current 10-pound note, which features Charles Darwin, have only until the Spring, 2018 before they are withdrawn.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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