Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
My musing this week is ... a rant!
The British culture minister, Ed Vaizey, has put a temporary export ban on a ring that once belonged to Jane Austen and was recently purchased at auction by Kelley Clarkson for more than £150,000. His reasoning is that "Jane Austen's modest lifestyle and her early death mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare," he said, "So I hope that a UK buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation."
What a load of horse manure!
Kelly Clarkson bought that ring in good faith and it belongs to her. If the ring is such a national treasure why didn't the British government buy it and put it in the British Museum?
Jane Austen's legacy lies in her body of work not in her baubles!