Friday, July 15, 2011

Jane Austen's Watsons manuscript...SOLD!!!!

Jane Austen's manuscript went on sale yesterday sold for  £993,250 ($1.6m) yesterday in London - three times more than expected. There's a clip from the BBC which makes fascinating viewing!
Oxford University’s Bodleian Library later said it had bought the Austen manuscript and it would go on display this year.

Here's another clip from the BBC with Sotheby's Gabriel Heaton talking about The Watsons - enjoy!

2 comments:

mesmered said...

Saw this on the news last night and it actually made the hair on my neck stand up. How enthralling it would be to hold it and study it.

Jane Odiwe said...

Yes, it must have been so exciting to be in the auction room! I can't wait to see it.