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When the diaries of James Maybrick a Liverpool trader were unearthed the last piece in a puzzle over 100 years old was in place. The event made front page headlines, international debate and the strongest evidence yet as to the true identity of Jack the Ripper. This text is a journey back to the scene and execution of what may well be the most infamous spate of murders in history, adding to the evidence the controversial information that the world's most famous murderer may also have struck in America as well as London.
Shirley Harrison began broadcasting with Uncle Mac on Children's Hour in 1954. She wrote for most national magazines and newspapers, turning to non-fiction after the death of her husband in 1982. Shirley divides her time between Borough High Street, London and Normandy. She has four grown up children and is now, coincidentally, married to Duncan Field whose forbears were undertakers in Whitechapel at the time of Jack the Ripper! Her biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, will be published in the Spring.
The Diary of Jack the Ripper is a journey back to the scene and execution of the most infamous murders in history and has all the pace and drama of a thriller, whilst remaining utterly convincing. Since its publication the book has sparked off a flurry of interest with many other would-be historians trying to make their mark. However no case has been so convincingly expounded as Harrison's and it remains a core text on the subject. Amazing new evidence has come to light which suggests that Jack the Ripper committed his horrific murders in America as well as London. The controversy that this finding will create in Ripper circles will be quite unique, and we will hand it all over to the press to coincide with publication.
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