In order to shift more copies of a deluxe collection of Jane Austen's works, the publisher, in her infinite wisdom, has decided to give her a makeover!.
Helen Trayler says: "We’ve given her a bit of a makeover, with make-up and some hair extensions and removed her nightcap. Now she looks great — as if she’s just walked out of a salon.”
I am horrified - what's next - double D cups for the Bronte's, a nose job for Dickens, and a spray tan for the rest? This is complete tosh.
Ms Trayler said: “Virginia Woolf wasn’t much of a looker. I’m also considering making over George Eliot, who was frumpy, and William Wordsworth, who was pretty hideous. Most poets were really unattractive, with the one exception being Tennyson, who has wonderful bone structure.”
Well, I'm glad Tennyson escapes, shame about the rest of the munters.
Read the whole article at Timesonline HERE - grrrrrrr.