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  • #46
    I'm gonna try this again...

    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

    wicky
    have you read hainsworths latest on druitt?
    I must have been having a senior moment yesterday. When I went upstairs last night - my Ripper bookcase is upstairs - Hainsworth's book, his 2nd, The Escape of Jack the Ripper (thats what we were talking about, right?), it was sitting there on the shelf as plain as day, good grief!
    I had one of those post-it notes in the first chapter, that must be as far as I got.
    I just looked on Amazon for the purchase history, bloody hell, page after page, I need to reign in my spending, but anyway. It was there, I had ordered it last October, it doesn't say when it was shipped - but, there you have it.



    Regards, Jon S.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

      I hear you, Herlock!

      TBH I did approach this one with an open mind as I was quite excited at the prospect of a Druitt book containing new research and theories.

      As I recall I had high hopes, then kind of lost faith early on after a few silly mistakes which (to my slightly pedantic mind) undermined the books credibility.

      I remember thinking I'd have fired the proof reader!!



      I'll put it on my book pile for a reassessment though!

      Am busy with a couple of Zodiac books at the mo (as recommended by other posters on here).

      I also recently watched The Terror and rekindled my fascination with the Franklin expedition, so there are a few books about that awaiting my attention.

      All of this reading for pleasure has to be interspersed with dry legal text books for a course I'm doing too, so that pile will be there awhile before I give Hainsworth a second run out!
      I don’t envy you the dry legal text books Ms D. The toughest book I ever read was during a period when I was interested in the JFK assassination. Best Evidence by David Lifton. He claimed that Kennedy’s wounds were surgically altered during the flight on Airforce One! It was like reading a 600+ page autopsy report! I’d lost the will to live after 100 pages but I finished it.

      Ive always got a list of books to re-read to add to the 4 or 5 newer ones waiting to be read. I could do with spending a year in a cave somewhere so that I can try and catch up. Then again...I’m just about to order another book so I give up.


      Regards

      Sir Herlock Sholmes



      "The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”

      ”The absence of doubt is not necessarily a sign of the presence of truth.”

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

        I hear you, Herlock!

        TBH I did approach this one with an open mind as I was quite excited at the prospect of a Druitt book containing new research and theories.

        As I recall I had high hopes, then kind of lost faith early on after a few silly mistakes which (to my slightly pedantic mind) undermined the books credibility.

        I remember thinking I'd have fired the proof reader!!



        I'll put it on my book pile for a reassessment though!

        Am busy with a couple of Zodiac books at the mo (as recommended by other posters on here).

        I also recently watched The Terror and rekindled my fascination with the Franklin expedition, so there are a few books about that awaiting my attention.

        All of this reading for pleasure has to be interspersed with dry legal text books for a course I'm doing too, so that pile will be there awhile before I give Hainsworth a second run out!
        Yuck, law texts are the worst.
        G U T

        There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by GUT View Post

          Yuck, law texts are the worst.
          Ha!

          You are right, GUT!

          I guess you would know more about that than most!

          To be honest, it's just a housing qualification thing for my work, so relatively low level.

          Enough for my poor atrophied brain at this time though!

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

            I don’t envy you the dry legal text books Ms D. The toughest book I ever read was during a period when I was interested in the JFK assassination. Best Evidence by David Lifton. He claimed that Kennedy’s wounds were surgically altered during the flight on Airforce One! It was like reading a 600+ page autopsy report! I’d lost the will to live after 100 pages but I finished it.

            Ive always got a list of books to re-read to add to the 4 or 5 newer ones waiting to be read. I could do with spending a year in a cave somewhere so that I can try and catch up. Then again...I’m just about to order another book so I give up.

            Well, Herlock!


            If you have ever wanted an opportunity to catch up with your reading 2020 - 2021 has presumably provided optimum chance of that!

            if you're anything like me you'll have saved money as your social life withered on the vine, so you may as well splash the cash on literature!

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
              I'm gonna try this again...



              I must have been having a senior moment yesterday. When I went upstairs last night - my Ripper bookcase is upstairs - Hainsworth's book, his 2nd, The Escape of Jack the Ripper (thats what we were talking about, right?), it was sitting there on the shelf as plain as day, good grief!
              I had one of those post-it notes in the first chapter, that must be as far as I got.
              I just looked on Amazon for the purchase history, bloody hell, page after page, I need to reign in my spending, but anyway. It was there, I had ordered it last October, it doesn't say when it was shipped - but, there you have it.


              lol. youand me both. I would be interested to know your take on it once you have read it wicky, I respect your opinion.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

                lol. youand me both. I would be interested to know your take on it once you have read it wicky, I respect your opinion.
                Sheet!, no pressure then
                It's about 270 pages so don't wait for me to finish it my friend, but thanks for the vote of confidence anyway.
                Regards, Jon S.

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