LETTER

Fleet Street in the smog of 1952

THE FREELANCE is passing on this request. Please inform older colleagues who may not visit the website regularly!

I AM a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the US. I am working on a narrative nonfiction book about the Great Smog of 1952, which killed [at least] 12,000 people in London. It also has a dual narrative involving serial killer John Reginald Christie.

My book features several characters, including a police officer, a transit worker and a little girl who lost her father after the smog. I'd love to speak with a journalist who was working on Fleet Street in 1952 and 1953. Specific anecdotes are ideal - this book is meant to personalize a story that has been relegated to academic books.

Please contact me via www.katewinklerdawson.com/contact/

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