How exciting for lovers of Jane Austen (of whom I am indisputably one) — the new 10 pound banknote features Jane Austen and even has a quote from her work. Now my readers know that I love quotes. What one, of all the great lines in Jane Austen’s novels, did they choose?
“I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading.”
Perfect, right? What could be better? Well, if the person who said the line actually liked books. It’s spoken by Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. She’s desperately trying to attract Darcy’s attention by picking up a book (chosen only because it was the second volume to the book he was reading). She actually doesn’t like books at all. I’m a little disappointed in the Bank!