Mad Money

November 1, 2013

Modern day celebrities aren’t the only victims of Photoshop. Paula Byrne, a Jane Austen biographer, believes that Austen has been “airbrushed” on her £10 Bank of England note. The portrait makes her look like “a pretty doll with big doe eyes” and diminishes her reputation as an author, Byrne argues.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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