On Tuesday's 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, U.K. officials unveiled a new £10 banknote featuring "the mother (of) the English novel," making her the first woman besides the Queen on their currency. Woefully, someone wasn't reading their Pride and Prejudice. The note's quote - "I declare, after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" - is a bogus claim by a woman wooing a suitor. A better choice these days: "It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do."
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