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Old 09-27-2008, 02:46 PM
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Hi Everyone;

The Ripper and the Royals, for me, is the worst book I've ever read. I don't know if it's because that Melvyn Fairclough is still credulous enough to believe anything Joseph Gorman says or the feeling that the author is somehow making it up as he goes along or the 'evidence', like the Abberline Diaries, that mysteriously have gone missing or the claim that PAV lived on until 1930 in Glamis Castle. Maybe he was the Glamis monster but to be fair MF does include later photos of PAV and George Hutchinson, so that's quite convincing, yeah right!

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I'm a cadet? I was a sergeant last time I looked, God what a demotion.
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'Epiphany of the Whitechapel Murders'. Without a doubt. Had me grimacing for hours.
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'Epiphany of the Whitechapel Murders'. Without a doubt. Had me grimacing for hours.
You have my sympathy, JB. I only skimmed a look at the first page whilst the book was being passed around at the Wolverhampton conference, but even this brief glimpse left me paralysed on one side from the ankle down.
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The Last Victim, sort of a Ripper book. I am still trying to replace brain cells through nasal injections. It isn't working.

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Oh, 'Jack the Ripper Revealed' was a stinker as well. Anagrams, for God's sake. Christ knows what the 'revisited' version is like, I couldn't bring myself to invest a second time.

But it's still nowhere near as bad as 'Epiphany'.
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Oh, 'Jack the Ripper Revealed' was a stinker as well. Anagrams, for God's sake. Christ knows what the 'revisited' version is like, I couldn't bring myself to invest a second time.
But it's still nowhere near as bad as 'Epiphany'.
Melvin Harris critiqued Wilding's first book so in Revisited Wilding takes the opportunity to take a pop back at Melvin.
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hmmm....

PLEASE....nobody put in Pat!!!!

You just know where gonna be here all day,argueing that one.

Blimey......eeny,meeeny,miney,mo!!!!....

Have to have a think.....all my ripper books are pointing at one another,
going no.... not me!!!

Hmmm....made a decision.....
"The Complete Jack the Ripper" by Don Rumbelow....lacked any ooomph of little bits of info...pure dictionary with a few photo's put in for good measure.
(I'm sure he's a very good tour guide though)

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hmmm....
PLEASE....nobody put in Pat!!!!
You just know where gonna be here all day,argueing that one.
Blimey......eeny,meeeny,miney,mo!!!!....
Have to have a think.....all my ripper books are pointing at one another,
going no.... not me!!!
Hmmm....made a decision.....
"The Complete Jack the Ripper" by Don Rumbelow....lacked any ooomph of little bits of info...pure dictionary with a few photo's put in for good measure.
(I'm sure he's a very good tour guide though)
ANNA,
Are you sure that you have the right book? When it appeared in 1975 The Complete Jack the Ripper was the best book to be found on the subject.
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hmmm....

PLEASE....nobody put in Pat!!!!

You just know where gonna be here all day,argueing that one.

Patty's book is pretty bad, but to be honest, there's a lot worse. John Morrison anyone?

P.S. Complete JTR? Surely shome mishtake!
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