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↑ Sorry Kelly I have nothing against Kelly Clarkson: I like ‘A Moment Like This’, I like American Idol and am not in the least bit snobby about it [its much better than The X Factor]. But I am relieved that Jane Austen’s turquoise and gold ring will stay in the UK. Clarkson outbid Jane Austen’s House Museum at an auction last year, buying the ring for £152,450. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey put an export bar on it until 30 September 2013 and the museum in Chawton, Hampshire started a fundraising campaign. It raised enough money to buy back the ring, including an anonymous contribution in August of £100k. Clarkson accepted the bid. The ring will go on display at the museum in the New Year, alongside other pieces of Austen’s jewellery. To learn more about the Chawton museum, click this link:-  http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/ ↑ Re-imagining Jane Austen Harper Fiction is running a Jane Austen writing competition for 16-18 year olds on the theme ‘Jane Austen: Re-imagined.’ Entries will be judged by novelist Joanna Trollope. The winner will be published on a special website. Trollope will visit the winner’s school to talk about Austen, and the school library will also be
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