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... The book I am going to do my opinion on is called The Diary of Jack the Ripper. The Book Cover -------------- It is a purple and black marbeled cover with a burgundy binding. On the front page is the name of the book and underneath this is the writing. The discovery, the investigation, ... Read review
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East End Misery.

AdvantagesIt is a good read and makes you think?

DisadvantagesA bit gruesome.

"...come my ex profession in the forces. I like to read true life crime and try and understand why they did it or what makes them tick. I am not a Barbara Bradford Taylor or a Mills and Boon sort of person. I like criminiolgy more and although I will admit it, these are practically only one of a few books I will read. I do like autobiographies but I get a feel for a book and there are few books that make me want to read all night. I am useless at ..." Read review

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What a scam

AdvantagesA good horror read

Disadvantages20th century book, fiction

"...book should be classed under the genre of 'myths and legends' as it is not, so many ripperologists claim, in any way true. It is considered, among 'ripper' circles a modern, 20th century forgery. If it is a bit of horror you are after then this book might well feed that need, if it is history you want then you would do well to read many of the other books written by renowned Ripper writers. Please bear in mind there was never any person as 'Jack ..." Read review

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Fact or Fiction?

AdvantagesA new angle on the Ripper

Disadvantagesis it true?

"This book stands in the middle of two genres, true criminology and fascinating fiction. The answer to where it deserves to be placed revolves around one simple fact, the diary in question. The diary is said to be that of James Maybrick a Liverpool cotton merchant with London connections, and is a journal of his activities and gruesome murders in the East End that have become known as the Jack the Ripper case. The diary was in the possession of Mike ..." Read review

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Manufacturer's product description

This text is a bloodcurdling confession of an horrific killer that unfolds a terrible Victorian tale of jealousy, depravity and love.

Product details

Type Non-Fiction
Genre Crime & Law
Title The Diary Of Jack The Ripper
Author Shirley Harrison
ISBN 1857823605
EAN 9781857823608


Listed on Ciao since 24/08/2000

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