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Friday, July 26, 2013

Jane Austen is official!

Yup, the public opinion counted.

And Jane Austen is going to be on the ten-pound note.

The Bank of England has swallowed its pride and overcome its perceived prejudice against women.

Yesterday, it designated Jane Austen as the new face of the ten-pound note.

It was a matter of bowing to public pressure.

The beloved novelist -- the originator of Regency romance, and the inspiration behind the whole of the romance genre -- will probably appear on bank notes in 2017.