Over the summer, Kelly Clarkson won a bid for $228,000 for a ring belonging to Jane Austen. This did not please Britain, who wanted to keep the ring in Ms. Austen’s homeland. Ms. Clarkson was like, “Huh? No” or something and Britain was like, “We will find a way, Ms. Clarkson” and then resumed petting a long white fluffy cat on the head.
Well, they did find a way. Here’s the bragging, directly from Jane Austen(‘s House Museum website):
We are pleased to announce that our campaign to raise funds to purchase the gold and turquoise ring, once owned by Jane Austen, has been successful. Our offer to buy the ring from singer Kelly Clarkson has been accepted. …We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the appeal.
So really, it wasn’t Kelly Clarkson vs. Jane Austen but more like Kelly Clarkson vs. Britain or more like Kelly Clarkson vs. Jane Austen fanatics in Britain, but it’s more interesting to picture Clarkson and Austen duking it out.
I guess everyone’s happy!