Re: Harwood. As I said I haven't confirmed or dis-proven she wrote it.
I lean towards thinking it was her because the first initial and last name are the same, and we know she wrote about James Bond.
Well, us fans may feel it in our blood and in our bones that it was Johanna Harwood, but the college will require more concrete proofs.
Beyond the assumption that "most readers, and therefore a lot of the writers, of Nursery World were female".
I'm more than willing to concede the possibility that the author of this story was Johanna Harwood, but for all we know it might instead have been Jeremy Harwood, Julia Harwood or someone else completely unconnected with the co-screenwriter of DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. I mean, I wonder how many people have assumed that John Brosnan must be in some way related to Pierce Brosnan.
I just feel it would be wrong for Bond fans to suddenly accept as fact that Johanna Harwood wrote this story when it has certainly not been established as such. All we know is that it was penned by one J. Harwood (which may even have been a pseudonym). Does this mean that it was the same J. Harwood who worked on DR. NO and FRWL? No, of course it doesn't.
Until Johanna Harwood or someone who knew her/was involved with the publication of this story can shed further light on the matter, I'm afraid we remain in the realms not even of an educated guess but of pure assumption. I mean, perhaps Johanna Harwood had a sister called Jane who actually wrote this story, and through Jane's contacts in the world of 007 Johanna ended up hired for DR. NO.
I know you're not actually claiming it as fact that this J. Harwood was the
Johanna Harwood, but I think people are already running with it as fact and fear that future works of Bond scholarship may print it as such.