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Jane Austen’s Fight Club

25 Aug
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Jane Austen’s Fight Club – the greatest literary mash-up ever? You decide.

The concept video was written and directed by Emily Janice Card (the brunette lady with the pixie cut). I did a little research and it turns out that not only is she an award-winning audiobook narrator in her other life — she’s also the daughter of everyone’s favourite acclaimed yet controversial sci fi writer, Orson Scott Card!

Should we bank on Jane Austen being the face of our £10 notes?

3 Jul
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If the (Fanny) Price is right…

When it was announced that Elizabeth Fry would be disappearing from our £5 notes, feminists (and pretty much everyone who thinks gender equality isn’t such a dumb idea) were up in arms. Without Ms Fry the UK currency would have no female faces. Except the Queen, obviously.

Charles Darwin will soon be leaving our £10 notes and Sir Mervyn King, the until very recently Governor of the Bank of England, announced that the novelist Jane Austen is hotly tipped to be replacing Mr. Darwin. This makes rather a lot of sense as the bicentenary of ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ (her most famous novel) is coming up. In February, the Royal Mail marked this by releasing some Jane Austen related stamps (whether this is a marker of success or not up to you…I once saw some Coldplay themed stamps). Continue reading