Last Monday signified the bicentennial of Jane Austen's most influential novel, Pride and Prejudice. Published on January 28th 1813 by Thomas Egerton, it was the second of her works to be launched upon an unsuspecting society (the first being Sense and Sensibility).
commemorate this special anniversary, the Royal Mail is releasing a
series of Jane Austen stamps later this year (which I can't wait to get
my hands on!).
They're released on 21st February in the UK. If you live overseas and don't want to miss out, you can also buy a set via Royal Mail's website.
be exciting to see how many other Austen-related special issues and events present
themselves over the year! Are you doing anything to celebrate
the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice?