Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Jane Austen Bicentenary

Today, Tuesday 18th July, marks 200 years since the death of acclaimed novelist, Jane Austen.  Her portrait is to be used on the new £10 notes, which will be issued on 14th September 2017.  During her life time, however, Jane Austen’s novels were published anonymously and she is buried in Winchester Cathedral with no mention of her books.

Jane Austen’s novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma have been adapted for film and television.  They are available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.

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