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Explore the wonderful tales and the iconic writers inspired by one of the world's oldest financial institutions with the Stories from the City: The Bank of England in Literature exhibition at the Bank of England Museum.
In conjunction with the launch of the new polymer £10 note featuring Jane Austen, the Bank of England Museum's new exhibition explores the many times the Bank and the financial City of London have featured in famous stories over the centuries.
As well as exploring Austen's novels and their many references to the City, learn about the evolution of the new bank note – from the original hand-drawn sketches of Charles Dickens to the security innovations integrated into the new design.
Discover the story of Kenneth Grahame, a Bank employee for 30 years before publishing his much-loved novel The Wind in the Willows. Learn about the backgrounds of poet and playwright Charles Lamb, and authors P.G. Wodehouse and T.S. Eliot – all City employees before literature would cement their names in modern culture.