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GIVEAWAY: The book that researches the identity of Jack The Ripper

3rd September 2023

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of One-Armed Jack: Uncovering the real Jack the Ripper by Sarah Box Horton. The book that researches the identify of Jack the Ripper who was active in Whitechapel, London in 1888.


The book that researches the identity of Jack The Ripper

Using a different analytical approach, for the first time, Sarah Bax Horton identifies a named perpetrator as Jack the Ripper by linking eye-witness accounts of the killer’s distinctive physical characteristics to his official medical records. It argues that his broken left arm, which left him unable to work in early 1888, was one of his triggers to kill as part of a serious physical and mental decline caused by severe epilepsy.

This new perpetrator fits the profile as stated by the police of the day: a local man of low class of whom they became aware after the final murder, when they launched an unsuccessful surveillance operation against him. As has never been done before, the author – an experienced former government researcher with specific expertise in research and analysis – formulates a complete analysis of the killer and his methodology, including how he accosted his victims, where he took them to their deaths, his unique modus operandi of a blitz-style attack, and how he escaped from each crime scene without detection.

Each of the six murders – from Martha Tabram to Marie Kelly – is discussed and reconstructed as perpetrated by this man, with his escalating violence clearly demonstrated.


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  2. Tell us in the COMMENTS BELOW: if you could travel back in time, which period of history would you choose to pop up in and where in the world would that be? Might you like to visit the Court of Henry VIIIth in England? Or perhaps look in on the period of American Independence? Maybe stop by the court of the Tsars in Russia? Join Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic or ‘visit’ the Ancient Egyptians? Do this  by Saturday, 16th September 2023. The first three names chosen at random will be sent a copy each of the book. UK ONLY.

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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 22/09/2023 at 11:41 am


    Priscilla Stubbs


  2. User: John Walker

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:49 pm

    I loved the music scene in the 80s and I’d love to revisit it.


  3. User: Pat Barrett

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated by Romans, so the period of the Roman Empire would be nice to travel back in time to.


  4. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:43 pm

    I think Ancient Egypt would be a fun era to investigate.


  5. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:35 pm

    I’d like to go back to the Jurassic era to see what dinosaurs actually looked like.


  6. User: Kpeters007

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:04 pm

    I would go back to Roman England particularly Bath


  7. User: Natalia

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 9:43 pm

    I would visit the 1920s for the flapper dresses and speakeasies.


  8. User: Joyce Willis

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 9:11 pm

    The Holy Land in Biblical Times


  9. User: Mummy2arockstar

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 6:58 pm

    I’d love to see the ancient Egyptians.


  10. User: Logan G

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 6:10 pm

    id go to see King Henry and watch his and his wives


  11. User: Priscilla Stubbs

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 3:41 pm

    I would love to go back to the 50s to my home town as there was so much going on here at that time


  12. User: aspella

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 1:04 pm

    Liverpool during the first world war.


  13. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 11:37 am

    I would visit the 50s. So many new things were being invented for everyday life and it must have seemed like magic.


  14. User: Cornelia Ridler

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 11:10 am

    I’d love to be in Carnaby Street in the 1960s


  15. User: Graham A

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 10:13 am

    id go back to elizabethian times


  16. User: Brendan Gavan

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 9:20 am

    i go to when the earth was first created to see what it looked like


  17. User: Liz Atkin

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 8:31 am

    id love to go the victorian era in the uk


  18. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 15/09/2023 at 8:11 am

    id go and have a look at the dinosaurs


  19. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 14/09/2023 at 6:40 pm

    I would have loved to have lived in Roman Britain, I am fascinated by the Romans.


  20. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 14/09/2023 at 2:31 pm

    Roman Britain – don’t want to be without central heating


  21. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 13/09/2023 at 6:49 pm

    The Georgian court of George & Charlotte to see and wear all the gorgeous dresses & wigs!


  22. User: Lisa22

    Posted on: 13/09/2023 at 6:26 pm

    I love learning about the history of medicine so I’d like to watch over prominent figures and pivotal moments in medicine. I’d like to walk the wards with Florence Nightingale, observe Dr Christiaan Barnard perform human-to-human heart transplant surgery, and watch Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin and use it to treat humans, to name but a few!


  23. User: Renee Armstrong

    Posted on: 12/09/2023 at 11:50 am

    I would want to go back and find out who Jack the Ripper was.


  24. User: Alyson Caddick

    Posted on: 11/09/2023 at 7:38 am

    I would love to go back to the start of the industrial revolution during the Victorian era in my home town. It must have been such an exciting time, where so many changes were occurring to the environment and for ordinary people.


  25. User: georgiecurlx

    Posted on: 10/09/2023 at 10:24 pm

    medieval london. it fascinates me, and i reckon the smell would hit you first!


  26. User: Bigbren

    Posted on: 10/09/2023 at 9:01 pm

    1066 – the Battle of Hastings


  27. User: Gardenia

    Posted on: 10/09/2023 at 8:15 pm

    Ancient Egypt would be fascinating


  28. User: paul lodge

    Posted on: 09/09/2023 at 10:46 pm

    I would like to join the 1947 Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki Expedition


  29. User: wildchild

    Posted on: 09/09/2023 at 10:35 am

    Home, 1890s – to see how things/buildings have changed


  30. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 08/09/2023 at 8:37 pm

    Between the wars, when the sadness to come was still unknown, dancing in a jazz club in the late 1920s.


  31. User: Sancha

    Posted on: 07/09/2023 at 9:49 am

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall in wartime Germany, the rise of Adolph Hitler fascinates me – how could the German people have been so blind?


  32. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 07/09/2023 at 5:51 am

    I’d go to Malta in the 1940s/50s to see my husbands childhood. He had no photos or written records, just dozens of hilarious family stories from him & his brothers.


  33. User: wildchild

    Posted on: 06/09/2023 at 2:26 pm

    Jersey C1880 to see what had changed


  34. User: Alex Porter

    Posted on: 06/09/2023 at 2:07 pm

    I would either go back to 1707 and stop the Act of Union or back to 1966 and replace the Russian linesman!


  35. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 06/09/2023 at 9:44 am

    The years between WW1 and WW11 in the Antipodes. There was hardship but there was space to live; there was unspoilt beauty everywhere; there was a strong sense of community and there was optimism about the future.


  36. User: nancyt

    Posted on: 06/09/2023 at 9:34 am

    I would like to go back to Berkshire in the sixties, to be a hippy. I was too young the first time round.


  37. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 06/09/2023 at 9:26 am

    I am fascinated by the battle of Waterloo so early 19th century interests me


  38. User: Malbee

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 8:58 pm

    I would head back to Egypt and check out the Pyramids and life in those times, what an experience that would be.


  39. User: Steepy

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 8:49 pm

    I’m so picky with food I don’t think I could go back further than the 60’s.


  40. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 7:22 pm

    Britain during the Industrial Revolution. I would love to have visited the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851.


  41. User: Tom Ruffles

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 6:35 pm

    Going back to 1888 to sort out the identity of Jack the Ripper once and for all would be useful, but I think I would like to go to 1600 and interview William Shakespeare so I could find out what he thinks of the modern trend to give the credit for his works to other authors, and precisely which ones he collaborated on.


  42. User: philatel

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 9:52 am

    Ancient Egypt – to see for myself exactly how the Sphinx and Pyramids were built. It seems impossible today to imagine how all that work and heavy material were gathered together.


  43. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 05/09/2023 at 8:15 am

    l would love to go back to the dawn of mankind, what a different world it would be


  44. User: Denise Cop

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 9:50 pm

    I’d love to get a glimse of life in Glasgow in the Victorian times.


  45. User: Shellypunk

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 9:14 pm

    Victorian England


  46. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to go to the clubs in London in the 1920s and wear the amazing flapper dresses and learn the Charleston


  47. User: Portandstilton

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 6:27 pm

    I would love to go back to Roman times if I could experience being a Roman of all the different classes


  48. User: fiona waterworth

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 5:25 pm

    love to return to caveman times, just to see our oldest relatives


  49. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated to learn about Berlin between the wars so that time I think x


  50. User: Pattony

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 2:30 pm

    The mid 1800’s. After doing my family tree there are family members from both my side and husbands side. One worked as a Groom for Queen Victoria and another had a really hard time having to go into the workhouse to survive. I would love to see how their everyday life was like.


  51. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 2:20 pm

    I’d like to travel back to the 1920’s.


  52. User: buzylizzy1

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 1:45 pm

    Goodness I think I would like to visit ancient Greece.


  53. User: Howard Foster

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 1:20 pm

    Ancient Egypt to see the building of the pharoe tombs


  54. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 10:57 am

    1900s fascinated with the rich poor divide that existed


  55. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 04/09/2023 at 8:41 am

    Ancient Rome


  56. User: chloeeee444

    Posted on: 03/09/2023 at 6:23 pm

    1950s Hollywood


  57. User: Janine

    Posted on: 03/09/2023 at 4:44 pm

    I’d love to visit the Tudor Court