Career girl journalist Anne Scott-James dies at 96

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The Guardian today pays tribute to Anne Scott-James, the Fleet Street pioneer who has died at the age of 96.

Scott-James described herself as “one of the first generation of career girls”. She joined Vogue aged 21 and, seven years later, became the Picture Post woman’s editor.

After the war, she edited Harper’s Bazaar, joined the Sunday Express as woman’s editor in 1953 and moved on to become a Daily Mail columnist from 1960 to 1968.

Writer and journalist Richard Burston Boston penned an obituary for Scott-James before his death in 2006. “Her own journalism was always impeccably professional,” he writes in today’s Guardian.

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