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Old April 22nd, 2016, 02:20 PM   #11
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Well hot diggity, if I'd known that I would have joined ages ago.

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A review of Bruce Robinson's 'They All Love Jack', by Facebook member Malcolm Beddard.

Mr. Bruce Robinson is now seventy years old - an age which I too will reach in December this year. He is fortunate, unlike myself, in his partial retention of the good looks which landed him a role in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film of "Romeo and Juliet."
Why, you may ask, has this anything to do with his recent book "They All Love Jack", an epic account of his research into discovering the true identity of Jack the Ripper ? Well, it is clear from the text of this mammoth 800-page opus that Mr. Robinson is not an admirer of those whose physical appearance falls well short of the standard set, for example, by his good friend Johnny Depp. Quite a few of the long-dead folk of the late 19th century come in for ripe criticism on this account - and when I say "ripe" I mean his very frequent use of words which used to be termed taboo. "Scabrous" is the adjective employed by the reviewer in "The Daily Telegraph" and I can only agree. This sudden interspersing of gutter language and proletarian colloquialisms with long, incisive passages of analysis leading to astounding conclusions is jarring to say the least. That there is a subliminal political message here is obvious. Mr. Robinson is clearly a soul-mate of those aligning themselves with "The Angry Brigade", "The Socialist Workers Party" and what some now describe as "Corbyn-istas".
This, nevertheless, is by no means a denial of the monumental effort made by Mr. Robinson in his fifteen-year project. In an interview he admits ruefully that if it were to be embarked upon again, he would never do it. At the same time he regrets that the financial cost will never be recouped. That I can well believe.
Mr. Robinson's canvass is vast and breathtaking. He covers virtually every book, word and resulting theories ever put down on paper. To do this he has had to trawl through miles of Victorian journalism and newsprint, official de-classified memoranda - and the hitherto much-despised Ripper correspondence. Through these sources he detects a mind-numbing conspiracy on the part of late 19th century Freemasons, Police and Judiciary to pervert the course of justice in order to hide the identity of the true murderer : Michael Maybrick. He also links together other notorious crimes committed during the same period; the truly ghastly murder of the child John Gill in Bradford, the Thames Torso mysteries and the appalling miscarriage of justice that was the trial of Florence Maybrick at the end of July 1889. Under the then prevailing system, Mrs. Maybrick was not able to speak in her own defence, although her ineffectual statement was read out in court. The Court of Criminal Appeal was not established until long afterwards and far too late to save her. She was not hanged, but suffered many years of imprisonment before her release. By then her life had been destroyed. Michael Maybrick (aka Stephen Adams), retired to the Isle of Wight where he was elected as a local Mayor no less than five times. He also married his housekeeper and lived with her - upon what terms one has to wonder - until his death in 1913.
Although I have read many books about Jack the Ripper, beginning when I was eleven or twelve years old, I can by no stretch of the imagination describe myself as an 'expert'. I am no "Ripperologist" therefore - a breed, with one two exceptions, venomously attacked by Mr. Robinson. Incidentally, that word "Mr." is used throughout his book as a prefix to the full names or surnames of living authors on the subject and one has to ask oneself why. Nevertheless, I have decided, for the purpose of this post, to refer to him in the same way.
To those authors and other posters on this forum, I leave the awesome task of unpicking Mr. Robinson's narrative and possibly refuting his thesis. I did not particularly enjoy reading "They All Love Jack", but I found it mesmerising nonetheless. Mr. Bruce Robinson most certainly makes his case and maybe - or should I write "may-bee" - has stumbled upon a great truth.
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