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Take note of the World Paper Money Fair

Earlier this month the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen hit many of the country’s cash dispensers. The use of the writer on the note proved surprisingly controversial, with campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez leading the call for female representation on notes after the £5 note featuring prison campaign reformer Elizabeth Fry was phased out (replaced by Winston Churchill).

Also sparking comment is the use of a quote from Pride and Prejudice: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading,” which critics point out is spoken by Caroline Bingley, who pretends to be an avid reader solely to impress the dashing Fitzwilliam Darcy. The existing cotton-paper £10 notes featuring Charles Darwin will cease being legal tender from next spring.

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