Edgar's Guide to Jack the Ripper's East End

Edgar's Guide to Jack the Ripper's East End

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Edgar's Guide to Jack the Ripper's East End
By Richard Jones and Adam Wood

Edgar's Guide to Jack the Ripper's East End is the ultimate tour around the sites of the infamous Whitechapel Murders. It enables you to visit all but one of the eleven murder sites, and delve deeper into the backstreets of Spitalfields and Whitechapel than you would ever think possible. In so doing you will see much more of the real East End, and venture into places that have changed little, if at all, since the Ripper prowled their shadows.

Highlights of Edgar's Guide to Jack the Ripper's East End.

  • The sites of ten Whitechapel murders, and the cemeteries in which the victims are buried.
  • The soaring tower of the church that dominates its surroundings today, just as it did in 1888, and upon which every one of Jack the Ripper’s victims would have looked on an almost daily basis.
  • The sinister arch through which the possible first victim of Jack the Ripper passed with a man whose evil intent she was unaware of.
  • The crumbling remnants of the mortuary to which the bodies of several victims were taken.
  • The police station where several of the officers who investigated the case were based.
  • The doorway in which an infamous message was found scrawled in chalk on the wall.
  • The Ten Bells pub, where several of the victims may have drunk, possibly even under the steely gaze of the Ripper himself.
  • The buildings in which the inquests into the deaths of several victims were held.
  • Old and historic streets, lined by 19th century houses, which as you walk along will convince you that you have somehow been transported back to that long ago era of gaslight and shadow when the spectre-like Jack the Ripper prowled the East End.

Old Photographs Bringing the Past to Life.

But the book also features evocative Victorian photographs that show many of the locations as they were at the times of the murders. In other words, you will be, quite literally, transported back in time to that long-ago era of gaslight and shadow.


Some Amazing Finds.

But Edgar's is far, far more than a standard guide book. It will unlock so many secrets of the East End. From atmospheric old streets, lined with picturesque cottages that have, somehow, survived the march of time and progress, to stately churches that tower over their neighborhoods, just as they did in 1888. From timeless pubs in which the victims - and possibly even Jack  the Ripper himself - drank, to Victorian music halls, lesser-known museums, and even a 19th century mortuary to which the bodies of two Whitechapel murders victims were taken in the aftermath of their murders, as well as the venues whose walls bore silent witness to the evidence given at the inquests into their deaths.


The Full Jack the Ripper Story.

But this is not just a traditional guide book; this is a full history of the Whitechapel murders. As you make your way around the route, you will be learning more of the story with every step taken, uncovering the fascinating story in the streets and at the very locations where it unfolded.
Indeed, the history contained in this 200-page book is so detailed, that you can enjoy it without even venturing out to take the tour, making it the perfect addition to the library of the most ardent armchair detective.

Visit the Graves of the Victims.

Another first offered by this Edgar's Guide is a separate tour - done by bus, train and Underground - that allows you to visit the graves of the five 'canonical' victims - Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly. No other guidebook offers you this poignant opportunity.


A Walk of Discovery.

So, if you would like to learn the full story of the crimes that shook Victorian society to the core, whilst, at the same time, visiting the streets and buildings that formed the backcloth against which the Jack the Ripper saga was played out, then let this book be your companion, and join Edgar for an unforgettable experience that will chill and thrill you in equal measure.