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  • 25 YEARS OF THE DIARY OF JACK THE RIPPER: THE TRUE FACTS by Robert Smith

    25 YEARS OF THE DIARY OF JACK THE RIPPER: THE TRUE FACTS
    by Robert Smith

    2017 marks a quarter of a century since the document known as the diary of Jack the Ripper first came to the attention of the Ripper world.

    This new book, by the diary's custodian and owner Robert Smith, has two main objectives: for the very first time to provide a same-size colour facsimile of the document, and to offer a record and an assessment of what has been discovered about the physical artefact and its contents since it emerged 25 years ago on 9th March 1992.

    What do we know now that we didnít when Robert's company, Smith Gryphon Ltd, published "The Diary of Jack the Ripper" by Shirley Harrison on 4th October 1993?

    If it was a hoax, why hasnít the proof of who forged it, and how and when, been forthcoming over the course of a quarter of a century?

    It is time to make public why the diary team is confident it is a genuine Victorian document.

    We can finally answer the following questions: When was it written? Where was it found? Why did it come to light on 9th March 1992? Where has it been for over 125 years? And we must ask one further and crucially linked question. Is Albert Johnsonís watch a genuine artefact from 1888?

    Lurking behind all of these questions are two more: Was the diary written by a serial killer? If it was, was he Jack the Ripper?

    These last two questions do not receive definitive answers in this book, but you will acquire plenty of information on them for you to form a sound opinion.

    The diary is either a genuine document written circa 1888/89 or it is a modern fake. There is no other feasible option. If you want to make an objective assessment, you have to read every word in the diary with your full attention.

    With the new full-size facsimile in colour to hand, you can observe in detail the words, the handwriting, the variation of ink flows and pressures, the blots and blemishes, and the shade of the ink, about which much misinformation has been disseminated.

    Featuring chapters on the diary's provenence, the physical and scientific evidence, how the complex relationship between Michael and Anne Barrett impacted on and nearly wrecked the search for the diary's true provenance, and controversial topics such as "tin match box empty", 25 YEARS OF THE DIARY OF JACK THE RIPPER also includes a new annotated transcript, with extensive notes.

    * Limited edition A4 hardback
    * Full colour facsimile of the diary's 64 pages
    * Annotated transcript
    * Individually numbered and signed by the author
    * Published on Monday 4th September 2017
    * £25.00 plus P&P

    Purchase your copy now at
    http://mangobooks.co.uk/book.php?b=25
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  • David Orsam
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    posted in wrong thread!

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  • Kaz
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    Has anyone heard from Mike? Last I heard he was doing some detective work.


    I've taken the time to email the cricket club, to inquire about any possible member-registers or match-listings from the year 1888.

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  • David Orsam
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    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    David,

    I've been searching for your accusation of my 'cowardice', as reported by Abby Normal. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Gary
    Gary, I find it bizarre that you quote my entire post and then ask me a question about something that someone else has supposedly posted!

    All I can say is that in all your posts in this thread you haven't discussed a single issue about Robert Smith's book or about anything to do with the Diary.

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  • Admin
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    Oh no Jonathan, I am enjoying the exchange immensely.

    I find it especially amusing that the "warning" he posted was from January 2015. Yes, there's so much censorship on this site that he had to go searching back almost three years to find.. a warning, not even an infraction ...to post how oppressed his speech has been here. Oh the great oppression and censorship experienced, all these many years. I don't know how he's borne the strain.

    But in any case, yes, this is actually off topic. If you want to bash sites, this isn't the thread for it.
    Last edited by Admin; 10-20-2017, 04:30 AM.

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  • jmenges
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    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    No, they don't. Nor do they censor posts in the way that this site does.
    I don't know first hand of the Casebook Admin censoring posts unless they contain personal attacks -and leave the rest if the remainder of the post has merit. I do know however what occurs with posts and whole threads over at JtR Forums, so don't try to claim otherwise. But, I also know one of the perhaps unwritten rules of Casebook is that we don't engage in bashing JtRForums, even if their active members come over here and bash Casebook, so I'm afraid if you'd like to debate the merits of the two site's respective admins, as fun as that would be, that too is against the rules.


    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    You've missed the point, dear boy.

    It is not allowed to respond, however politely, to personal insults that are not germane to the thread.

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    Responding to someone's personal attack with a personal attack of your own will still earn you an infraction. "S/he started it" is not an excuse.

    I know there are a lot of rules to read.

    I suggest this thread return to its topic before Admin arrives and starts censoring us all over the place.

    JM
    Last edited by jmenges; 10-19-2017, 06:52 PM. Reason: Added a second quote by MrBarrett

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  • MrBarnett
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    Originally posted by jmenges View Post
    Oh, that's a shame. Does JtRForums now allow personal attacks to just fly back and forth? How uncivilized.
    Anyway, rules are rules, and I didn't write them as this is not 'my site'. I do enjoy reading your posts though and I suggest you try using the 'report' button to alert Admin that you've been attacked.

    JM

    You've missed the point, dear boy.

    It is not allowed to respond, however politely, to personal insults that are not germane to the thread.

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  • MrBarnett
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    Originally posted by jmenges View Post
    Oh, that's a shame. Does JtRForums now allow personal attacks to just fly back and forth? How uncivilized.
    Anyway, rules are rules, and I didn't write them as this is not 'my site'. I do enjoy reading your posts though and I suggest you try using the 'report' button to alert Admin that you've been attacked.

    JM
    No, they don't. Nor do they censor posts in the way that this site does.

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  • jmenges
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    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    But the rules of your site prevent people from responding to non-relevant attacks.

    Oh, that's a shame. Does JtRForums now allow personal attacks to just fly back and forth? How uncivilized.
    Anyway, rules are rules, and I didn't write them as this is not 'my site'. I do enjoy reading your posts though and I suggest you try using the 'report' button to alert Admin that you've been attacked.

    JM

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    Not quite an anagram of 'I did' but we all know what you mean. Good to get it off your chest I imagine.
    If you read the reason why I edited youíll get the real answer.

    And yes, Iím done with you.

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  • MrBarnett
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    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
    deleted.
    Not quite an anagram of 'I did' but we all know what you mean. Good to get it off your chest I imagine.

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  • Abby Normal
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    deleted.
    Last edited by Abby Normal; 10-19-2017, 05:17 PM. Reason: It’s not worth it

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  • MrBarnett
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    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post
    Hey Muppet

    I didn’t say David accused you of cowardice. I said you cowardly refuse to engage him on the substance of his article.

    Oh and gee is that quotation marks I see around the word your attributing to me??LOL!!! So you are not only misrepresenting what I said, but also misquoting me?!? And all in just one sentence! Congrats!!!

    THis coming from someone who just accused me of misrepresenting and misquoting someone. Not only that you also accused me off being hypocritical!!! Who’s the misquoting misrepresenting hypocrite now?



    You really aren’t the sharpest knife in the drawer are you?
    Oh dear. ??LOL!!!! etc...

    By the way, did you misrepresent Gareth or not?

    I think you did.
    Last edited by MrBarnett; 10-19-2017, 05:05 PM.

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by MrBarnett View Post
    David,

    I've been searching for your accusation of my 'cowardice', as reported by Abby Normal. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Gary
    Hey Muppet

    I didn’t say David accused you of cowardice. I said you cowardly refuse to engage him on the substance of his article.

    Oh and gee is that quotation marks I see around the word your attributing to me??LOL!!! So you are not only misrepresenting what I said, but also misquoting me?!? And all in just one sentence! Congrats!!!

    THis coming from someone who just falsely accused me of misrepresenting and misquoting someone. Not only that you also accused me off being hypocritical!!! Who’s the misquoting misrepresenting hypocrite now?

    You really aren’t the sharpest knife in the drawer are you?
    Last edited by Abby Normal; 10-19-2017, 04:58 PM.

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  • DirectorDave
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    What we have here is a bunch of eminent people who through hubris thought they were too intelligent to be ripped off by a scouser pretending to be a scouser ripping people up.

    It would be deliciously funny if it were not for the fact the Mike Barrett photo album has taken the field of ripperology down a rabbit hole for quarter of a century.

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