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Quiz: 7 female writers who turned the pages of history

By Sheena McKenzie, for CNN
updated 11:38 AM EST, Fri December 27, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jane Austen portrait sells for $270k at Sotheby's auction
  • Version of famous author will appear on £10 notes from 2017
  • How well do you know other female authors? Take our quiz

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(CNN) -- At first glance it looks like a fairly unremarkable watercolor of a woman with soft brown curls peeking from her white bonnet.

First impressions can be wrong.

This painting of Jane Austen, the author behind famous novels "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility," has sold at auction for £164,500 ($270,000).

It's the same image which is set to grace £10 notes across Britain, from 2017.

The painting was commissioned by the Victorian novelist's nephew in 1869, and was sold by auction house Sotheby's to an anonymous private collector.

But how well do you know your female authors? Would you know the difference between an image of Austen and other renowned women writers?

Take our quiz to find out.

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