A special set of stamps have gone on sale featuring Jane Austen novels to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride & Prejudice. The Royal Mail also said that letters posted in Chawton in Hampshire, where Austen lived, and Steventon, where she was born, will have a special postmark for a week.
Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail said: "When you think of great British authors, Jane Austen inevitably comes to mind. Her novels have contributed immeasurably to British culture over the last two centuries.
"New generations continue to fall in love with her work through television and film adaptations, as well as, of course, the books themselves."
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Simon's Blog - Stormy Weather
It's that time of year again... Shrove Tuesday is nearly here and many of us are getting ready to cook up a batch of pancakes.
Monday night's weather for the east of the region