Person    | Male  Born 25/1/1915  Died 22/10/1989

Ewan MacColl

Folk singer, songwriter, dramatist, Marxist. Born James Miller in Salford, Lancashire. Three wives: theatre director Joan Littlewood, movement teacher Jean Newlove (with whom he had Kirsty MacColl) and American folksinger Peggy Seeger (20 years his junior). Songs include: ‘Dirty old town’, ‘The first time I ever saw your face’. 1957-64, with Seeger, created a series of radio ballads for the BBC.

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Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl. 25.1.1915, 22.10.1989, folk laureate, singer, dramatist, Marxis...

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Dorothy L Sayers

Dorothy L Sayers

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Rosamond Lehmann

Rosamond Lehmann

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Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith

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William Harnett Blanch

William Harnett Blanch

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Becky Sharp

Becky Sharp

The main character of William Makepeace Thackeray's satirical novel Vanity Fair. A cynical, but delightful, social climber who uses her charms to fascinate and seduce upper-class men.

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