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Fans of Jane Austen and hers works will be delighted to discover that she has been put forward as a likely candidate to appear on new UK banknotes.

The author Jane Austen may replace Charles Darwin on the ten pound note, outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has said.

Speaking at the end of his final appearance as governor, Sir Mervyn said the author was Quietly waiting in the wings to replace Darwin.

The Bank has faced criticism for its decision to replace Elizabeth Fry on a five pound note with Sir Winston Churchill.

Campaigners complained that this would mean no women would be represented on UK bank notes.

Sir Mervyn was speaking at his final appearance in front of the Treasury Committee, before handing over to former Canadian central bank chief Mark Carney.

If Jane Austen is confirmed as the next face of the note, she will become only the third woman to be featured on UK banknotes, apart from the Queen, Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Fry.

If you love the works of Jane Austen then a trip to Bath on a Canal Boat Holiday is a must.

One of Baths most famous residents was Jane Austin and you can see a snapshot of her life at the The Jane Austen Centre.

Explore how living in this magnificent city affected Janes life and writing.

Bath was her home from 1801 to 1806 and life in the city is reflected in two of her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Book a Canal Boat Holiday from Hilperton and cruise along the beautiful Kennet And Avon Canal to the city of Bath .

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