Talk:Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Having re-read Zachary Leader's 'The Life of Kingsley Amis', I became increasingly interested in the life of Elizabeth Jane Howard - as well as her side of their marriage - and so wanted to write a more complete profile on her. I hope that this has done her justice! Ivankinsman (talk) 12:01, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


There seems to be quite a bit plagiarized here from this Guardian article from Nov 2, 2002. SlimVirgin TALK contribs 18:20, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Inaccurate info[edit]

Inconsistant information? The article says "Howard married Sir Peter Scott, the naturalist and son of Captain Scott, in 1942; she was 19 and he was 42". Peter Scotts wikipedia page states that he was born on (14 September 1909) that would make him 33 or 34, can anyone clarify this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:02, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

A lot of info has recently been deleted, including the quote that I enquired about above, can anyone enlighten me as to why this info was deleted with no discussion on here first? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:17, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Yes, some of the material was a copyright violation. The editor who added it was found to have previously added copyvio to this article and others. So to be safe I reverted to the version without his input. There's enough material even online to expand the article significantly, but I'd rather that wasn't the same person who added the offending sections. To your question, the source says 32 not 42. The same editor also added "quotes" from sources but then went on to change the material in the quotes! Christopher Connor (talk) 22:43, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Ahh ok thank you for your reply, that sounds fair enough, there was some interesting information in the previous article is there anything that can be saved, or should some one try to start more or less from scratch, I am not sure I am up to the task. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

There's definitely stuff that can be saved but it would require going through the text and comparing it to the sources, then rewriting it, which isn't something I'm inclined to do. So, yes, rewriting from scratch is probably the best way. The article previously extensively used this source which someone might to consult: The Life of Kingsley Amis, Zachary Leader, Vintage, 2007. And anything on Kingsley Amis will probably contain a bit about her. Christopher Connor (talk) 00:34, 2 November 2010 (UTC)