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    RIPPERLAND
    Despite the passage of nearly 130 years since Jack the Ripper roamed the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields seeking out and murdering his victims, people are still drawn to the area, heading out on walking tours that promise the ultimate “Ripper” experience. But how much is left of the London that Jack and his unfortunate victims would have known? Is there an expectation in the minds of visitors for a preserved Victorian network of streets, complete with gas lamps and dark alleyways; a theme park style “Ripperland”?

    Using old images of the sites associated with the Ripper murders, and superimposing them into their modern day equivalent scenes, photographer and graphic designer Andrew Firth has created a unique visual survey of what now remains of those atmospheric Victorian streets and buildings.

    The book contains over forty photomontages and over 130 colour and monochrome photographs of modern day “Ripperland” at its most atmospheric. The book also features a foreword written by Ripper tour guide and author John Bennett.

    130 Landscape pages. Hardback.

    A strictly limited numbered and signed edition can be purchased for 30 +P&P from the Mango Books website. These copies will be available in time for the August East End Conference, with standard, unsigned edition at 25 available after that event.

    Pre-orders are now being taken at http://www.mangobooks.co.uk/book.php?b=24

    All the best
    Andrew

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    I'm excited about this! I just ordered a copy.

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      "Ripperland" by Andrew Firth contains over forty "then and now" photomontages of the area where Jack the Ripper committed his brutal murderous spree in 1888.

      This is just one of them, showing Brushfield Street and the Spitalfields Market seen from the steps of Christ Church.

      Strictly limited signed and numbered copies of the book are available for pre-order now, at http://www.mangobooks.co.uk/book.php?b=24 and are selling fast!

      Photomontage 2017 Andrew Firth

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      • #4
        Looks fabulous, Andrew!

        Cheers

        Chris
        Christopher T. George
        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
        just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
        For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
        RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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        • #5
          Lovely, and very creative.
          Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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          Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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          • #6
            Just ordered mine. Looking forward to this one. Not something that you can say for all ripper books I'm afraid.

            Regards
            Herlock
            Regards

            Herlock






            "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"

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            • #7
              Just a quick update:

              The special limited edition copies of "Ripperland" have now sold out! A very big thank you to everyone who bought a copy.

              The standard edition will be available from August; watch this space for further announcements!

              All the best
              Andrew

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              • #8
                Well​, I'm glad to hear that! I couldn't afford the limited edition, but I do want a copy of my own, so this should help out. Thank you and congratulations on the book's success so far.
                Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                  The former pawnbrokers on Fournier Street, frequented by victim Catherine Eddowes the day before her murder.

                  This is just one of over 130 images of Jack the Ripper's London featured in "Ripperland" by Andrew Firth. The standard edition of the book will be available to purchase from www.mangobooks.co.uk in just under two weeks time.

                  Watch this space for further details!

                  All the very best
                  Andrew

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                  • #10
                    Standard edition copies of "Ripperland" are now available!

                    After the successful launch of "Ripperland" at the 2017 East End Conference last weekend, we have just seven standard copies of the book left. These are now available to purchase via www.mangobooks.co.uk More copies will be with us soon, but if you want one before everyone else, then order yours today!

                    Here's a little promotional video for "Ripperland". Enjoy!

                    https://youtu.be/fnwZ_2nraV8

                    All the best
                    Andrew

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                    • #11
                      Andrew,

                      I received my limited edition copy of 'Ripperland' today. Money absolutely well spent! Your photography is superb. Really atmospheric. I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in the case (or anyone who just likes great photography.)

                      If you ever decide to do another one my name will be on the list.
                      Regards

                      Herlock






                      "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"

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                      • #12
                        I'm convinced. Just purchased my copy, perhaps to give as a gift, perhaps to keep...
                        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                        Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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                        • #13
                          Herlock, Pat,

                          Thanks both! I'm really very touched at how many people who have bought the book have gone on to say how much they like it. It makes the last (albeit very enjoyable) 20 months of work feel very much worthwhile.

                          All the very best
                          Andrew

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                          • #14
                            Just a quick update regarding the book. The first print run of "Ripperland" has now sold out!

                            Mango HQ hope to have a brand new print run available to purchase very soon.

                            More updates as we have them.

                            All the best
                            Andrew
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                            • #15
                              Andrew,

                              I just wondered if you are 'done' with Whitechapel now or is there more in the pipeline. After all there are many more 'peripheral' sites. Maybe even connected sites that haven't been photographed yet?
                              Regards

                              Herlock






                              "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact!"

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