What’s the Jane Austen News this week?
You might have seen that earlier this week we shared the new Warbuton’s advert on our Facebook page…
Normally adverts are a bit dry, but occasionally a company will go all out and create a masterpiece. At the Jane Austen News we thought this one, dubbed “Pride and Breadjudice” was wonderful. Admittedly some of the jokes in it might be a bit baffling if you haven’t seen any of Peter Kay’s previous work (“Garlic Bread!”) but even if this is the case, we’re sure you’ll still enjoy it. They managed to fit in a lot of Austen references!
On the 6th of October the Bank of England’s charity auction was held in London, and featured within the auction was the Jane Austen £10 note with the serial number AA01 000010. It was estimated that the note would sell for between two and three thousand pounds, but instead it was sold for an amazing £7,200! Seven hundred and twenty times its face value!