I know it’s been a while since I have posted a book on here, but I have been quite busy with the research and family business.
It seems like only yesterday when I recieved the first edition of this book, so when I found out that a second edition was on the way I was quite pleased.
The first edition was a materclass of research and investigation, showing that you could create a book on the crimes without forcing a suspect on the public, and still create an exciting read. This weeks book is the excellent, The London of Jack the Ripper - Then and Now, by Philip Hutchinson and Robert Clack.
Once again the reader is taken on a journey through the East End of London on the trail of the Ripper, through all of the locations associated with the victims, the murder sites, the sites of the inquests, post mortems and much much more.
The first edition was a must have, and it would seem like it was impossible to improve on that, but Philip and Robert do just that, with the text reading better than ever, and the images the sharpest I have ever seen!
It’s been a busy time, preparing for the December 8th lecture at Carnegie Heritage Centre, and the local media have been getting in on the run up to the events.
Hull Daily Mail
The Hull Daily Mail featured a snippet on the lectures on Monday 19th October 2009, which ran under the heading, “Talk on the Ripper”
On Saturday 24th October 2009 I appeared on the Helen Philpot show, Philpot’s Files, discussing both Local History, Jack the Ripper and the Carnegie Heritage Centre. The show went out live and it was fantastic to be in the studios on what used to be the West Side of the Old Dock, where the Dawber and Stephenson company traded from in the mid 1800’s!
For those wishing to attend the Jack the Ripper -The Hull Connection lecture, full details can be found here, http://www.carnegiehull.co.uk/