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I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it's well written and raises several interesting points to ponder. Just one minor thing, Tom: you might want to check out the difference between a wicker door and a wicket door in a gate.
Did I put wicket? You're kidding.

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I thought it was just a typo but then you talked about anybody hiding behind it being able to see out, presumably because it was loosely-woven wicker. A small point but something to bear in mind for the second edition

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I didn't make the point clearly, did I. It actually should be "wicket", i.e., a small door in a larger gate. You wrote "wicker". I'm pretty sure it wasn't a wicker wicket.
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I didn't make the point clearly, did I. It actually should be "wicket", i.e., a small door in a larger gate. You wrote "wicker". I'm pretty sure it wasn't a wicker wicket.
Yeah, 'wicker' was intentional.

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Still in the process of finishing the book. Nearly through part 2 now. I found the Stride stuff interesting mainly because of giving a different outlook on the witnesses and why there was mixed statements about the blood. Fun stuff.
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Having received the book yesterday I am finding it a very good read. I like the style in which it is written and there's just the right amount of detail. A couple of minor spelling errors perhaps and some Americanisms as would be expected, but I think it is excellent.

Whether or not this has been addressed before within this thread I'm not sure but there does seem a little vagueness as to when Polly Nichols was born whereas according to the find a grave index she was born on 26th August 1845 (and another source puts her birth at 1 Dawes Court, Shoe Lane, London). Her parents I have as Edward Walker and Caroline Webb. That said, I haven't located Polly or her mother in the 1851 Census whereas Edward was with his parents.
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Having received the book yesterday I am finding it a very good read. I like the style in which it is written and there's just the right amount of detail. A couple of minor spelling errors perhaps and some Americanisms as would be expected, but I think it is excellent.

Whether or not this has been addressed before within this thread I'm not sure but there does seem a little vagueness as to when Polly Nichols was born whereas according to the find a grave index she was born on 26th August 1845 (and another source puts her birth at 1 Dawes Court, Shoe Lane, London). Her parents I have as Edward Walker and Caroline Webb. That said, I haven't located Polly or her mother in the 1851 Census whereas Edward was with his parents.
Hi Mystery. Americanisms. I like that. There are no typos in my books, just Americanisms.

As for Nichols's birth, I was a bit vague because the sources are.

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With regard to Margaret Millous, I believe this to be Margaret Mallows - in the records variously as Mallows, Mellows and Millows and forename sometimes Mary or Margaret.

She was a charlady and was married to husband John who was a bricklayer. They had children Maria, John and Esther. I also understand that Esther was interviewed by the BBC in the 1950s/60s re being approached aged 8 by Jack the Ripper (I think more likely aged 4 at the time). Esther was married to Abraham (Arthur) Samuels. I wonder whether a JTR suspect carried out an assault whilst Margaret was actually with her children?

With husband John, they lived in 1881 at 17 Goulstone Court and in 1891 at 5 Harriot Place (close to Fashion Street). John died in the second quarter of 1893 and in September Margaret Mallows was residing at 18 Thrawl Street.

If I have the right lady, Margaret was previously Margaret O'Leary.
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Hi Mystery. What's this about the 1950s and 60s? Do you have links or sources for this? Very interested.

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