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.
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/
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.
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!