Jane Austen Makeover
Publisher Wordsworth has decided that Jane Austen is too ugly for its latest book cover, so it's given her a makeover. The original portrait, by her sister Cassandra, shows her looking like the Wicked Witch of the North and helps explain why she wrote romantic tosh. Sorry, English feminists; I know you regard her as our finest novelist, but to me her novels are merely upper-class Mills & Boon. Wordsworth should have left her as the sad and lonely figure she was.