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Posted By: Folkiedave
01-Oct-07 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: 2007 Ewan MacColl Bio - Class Act
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Ewan MacColl Biography
And Lois Maxwell (Jane Moneypenny of the Bond movies) who just passed away - was Lois Hooker. Now why did she change her name?

I will put forward my theory as to the name change which I always reckon he got wrong.

Many early twentieth Scottish writers took their (pen) names from earlier Scots poets, Christopher Grieve (Hugh Mc Diarmid) being the best known example. There never was a poet called Ewan MacColl - but there was one called Evan MacColl. I just wonder if he got it wrong.