Friday, April 07, 2017

Friday, April 07, 2017 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
This is something that escaped our radar in the Charlotte Brontë bicentenary celebrations in 2016:
British Indian Ocean Territory Stamps
Literary issue (July 2016). They celebrate famous British writers and the well known characters they created:

Roald Dahl and Fantastic Mr Fox (100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth on 13 September 1916)
Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit (150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth – the release date of this issue coincides with her actual birthday of 28 July 1866)
Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre (200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth on 21 April 1816)
William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet (400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on 3 May 1616)

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