London fog the biography is a panoramic cultural history comprehensively researched and refreshingly free of the trappings of academic writing the prose here is lucid and delightful true to biography cortons masterwork begins with the birth of london fog and ends with spoiler alert the last gasp and its welcomed demise. The fog was first reported as a meteorological occurrence common to london earlier but the true london fog was born with the explosive increase in coal fires driven by the industrial revolution and domestic coal fires and f. Londons fabled fog was stoked by economic opportunism and political neglect. London fog the biography by christine l corton in popular imagination london is a city of fog the classic london fogs the thick yellow pea soupers were born in the industrial age of the early nineteenth century. In popular imagination london is a city of fog the classic london fogs the thick yellow pea soupers were born in the industrial age of the early nine
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