Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
The new governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has announced a plan to put more women (aside from the Queen) on the currency.
The first is
photo: Bank of England
Jane Austen yes, but please God not Thatcher. – except possibly on a £50 note which nobody uses much and is the preferred denomination for money laundering…
Obvious choice, but none the worse for that.
Ethel Smyth next!
How can I get one in the United States?
go to a currency exchange or travel to the UK for holiday.
Don’t I wish I could travel there–that’s my dream, but finances won’t allow that. I’ll have to find a currency exchange. Thank you!
For how long will the old £10 notes remain in circulation as the new ones with pic of Jane Austen are introduced?
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