Thursday, November 19, 2015

Jack The Ripper, Pitkin Guide

More light reading from the Tower of London souvenir shops! 
The subject matter is suitably gruesome and the treatment here balances deftly between prurience and historical facts, the main problem being that there is simply not enough of those (hard facts, that is) to keep going for very long. 
Which is why a thin volume like this is probably just what you need in the Ripper-case, though I am of course aware thousands of pages have been written on the issue.

Did I learn anything new from this? 
Can't think what that would be, I'm afraid. It did however get me thinking about perhaps doing something on Jack the Ripper in English class. A roundabout way to study Victorian England, perhaps?

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