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  • Joy despite the bleakness

    Joy despite the bleakness

    IN winter, London used to lie under a canopy of sulphurous clouds because of the industrial heat and coal fires in homes. These clouds — mixed with soot — would be part of the dense fog that enveloped the city.     Christine Corton, a Cambridge scholar, describes in her remarkable book, London Fog: The Biography, …

    December 30, 2016