When the Killer Smog of 1952 descends over London, leaving a trail of disruption and tragedy in its wake, 16-year-old Beth's life is changed forever as she battles to keep her family together whilst fighting against the prejudices and social bigotry during the era of Teddy Boys and gang fights, coffee bars and birth of the pop chart culture. More
1952 in West London. A time of coffee bars and jukeboxes, Teddy boys and gang fights. As Christmas approaches, sixteen-year-old Beth Brixham has so much to look forward to. No more school, her first job, her first boyfriend. Instead, her world is thrown into darkness and chaos as the Great Smog descends over London, leaving in its wake a trail of death and disruption and changing Beth’s life forever.
When family tragedy strikes during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Beth finds herself shunned by her father. Faced with eviction, she must battle against the prejudices, laws and social bigotry post World War II in an effort to prevent her baby sister being taken into care, but she hadn’t gambled on the price she has to pay when offered a radical solution.