My Maybrick boat went down with all hands in the early 1990s.
I hear ya, Simon.
I don't quite understand why there's still an interest in the diary, other than a quest to find out who actually penned it.
I do have an interest in it, but mostly because of the local connections.
I just don't see any reason to believe it's an old document as opposed to a modern forgery. Its appearance coincides nicely with Whittington-Egan's republished series of books on local stories regarding the weird and the wonderful around Liverpool. I think a certain someone was reading those books and got an idea for their own piece of work.
You don't quite understand why there's still an interest in the diary, other than a quest to find out who actually penned it?
Really? Look at the money-making opportunities the Diary has presented.
As early as 1993 I had a pretty shrewd idea who conceived the Diary, and since then I have had no reason to change my mind.
None of the Liverpool mob was involved.
I don't really think that the diary moolah is that breathtaking, tbh. I mean, you can pretty much make a half-decent wedge writing about all kinds of nonsense these days. In the grand scheme of things, beyond Ripperville, the diary isn't that big a deal.
But I guess I mean in relation to observers of Ripper-related stuff; I don't see why the diary still intrigues people beyond the wonder of knowing who crafted it.
Subjects like the Ripper and the paranormal, etc, will always have a host of people who will willingly part with their money for a new piece of the mystery. People love a good mystery, and the Ripper is a gift that keeps on giving.