Jane Austen’s Ring Stays in UK

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From USA Today: It is a truth universally acknowledged that an antique ring once owned by Jane Austen would have to stay in the U.K., even if purchased by an American pop star. Austen worshipers in Britain are celebrating today at news that the Jane Austen’s House Museum has raised enough money to keep Austen’s [….]

England REALLY Doesn’t Want Kelly Clarkson to Have Austen’s Ring

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File this one under “Really? I mean, really?” From the Huffington Post: LONDON — A Jane Austen museum said Monday it has received 100,000 pounds ($155,000) from an anonymous benefactor to help it buy the writer’s ring back from singer Kelly Clarkson. Earlier this month, the British government placed a temporary export ban on the [….]