the university. She then went to University of Oxford in England as an exchange student. After she came back to finish out her law studies in the fall, Lee eventually dropped out after the first semester, to soon follow her dreams by becoming a writer by moving North. In 1949, when she arrived in New York City, she did struggle at first because she was working as a ticket agent for Eastern Airlines and for the British Overseas Air Corp. One of Lee’s closest friends was a writer as well, Truman Capote. He was tougher than the many of the boys, Lee would often step up to serve as Truman's childhood protector. While Lee was in New York City in the 1950’s, she also met up with one of her close friends, Capote, who was by then one the biggest literacy rising stars at that time. By 1956, Lee joined forces with Capote to assist him with an article he was writing for The New Yorker. Capote wrote about how the impact of a murder of four memebers of the Clutter family on a small Kansas farming community. Serving as his research assistant, Lee helped with several interviews, eventually winning over several of the easygoing, unpretinuous manners. They both returned to New York and Lee began to work on the galleys for
her upcoming novel that would be coming out, In Cold Blood.
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