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London Correspondence: Jack the Ripper & the Irish Press
Alan Sharp
Ashfield Press, February 2005
ISBN: 1901658 45 7

Casebook Review:

Very well-written and well-researched book on a little-studied aspect of the Ripper crimes; namely, the Irish reaction to (and political use of) the Ripper crimes. "Irish issues" in 1888 at the forefront of British politics, along with events such as the Phoenix Park murders, the Parnell Commission, Fenian terrorism and the controversy of Irish Home Rule. When the Ripper murders took place in London, the Irish papers stood up and took notice - and some of them made political hay out of the tragedies, using them to discredit English jurisprudence and authority.

Certainly this is a book for well-read students of the case. Relying heavily on contemporary Irish press reports, the information gleaned here is not so much on the murders as they occured, but rather on how the murders were viewed through the politically-charged lense of Irish journalism. Nevertheless, there are several previously unpublished reports dealing with strictly Irish aspects of the investigation - a Ripper suspect in Belfast, Ripper letters received in Dublin, and many others which will be new to most or all students of the case.

High marks and well-recommended.






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