Royal Mail releases Austen stamps

The Royal Mail's latest stamps celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

The Royal Mail has released a set of stamps to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice, with stamps created for Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion as well as the tale of Elizabeth and Darcy.

For a week, letters posted in the village of Chawton, where the author spent her last years, and the village of Steventon, where Austen was born, will be marked with a special postmark to celebrate the anniversary. The postmark will include a quote from Pride and Prejudice, reading: "Do anything rather than marry without affection”.

The stamps will go on sale on 21st February, and can be viewed in full on our gallery below.