She is one of the country's most celebrated novelists, writing many of her works in Chawton in Hampshire. And only last week it was announced that Jane Austen will appear on the next £10 note.
But a row is brewing over whether one of only three items of jewellery owned by the author should be allowed to leave the country. American singer Kelly Clarkson bought a gold and turquoise ring for more than £150,000 at auction last year.
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