* London has more than 15 million visitors a year * Ideal historic souvenir of London * Period maps and illustrations * Sights to see with accompanying map * Also available in 10-copy counterpacks (ISBN 9781849940191) This exciting new series of heritage tourist guides from Batsford gives an authentic flavour of the history of London and will appeal to all lovers of this wonderful city in both the local and tourist markets. Jack the Ripper's London recreates the creepy, oppressive atmosphere of London's East End in the brief period in the 1880s when a killer stalked the night. The identity of the murderer known as Jack the Ripper, who killed five (or more) women, has never been discovered, though thousands of theories have been postulated, some more outlandish than others. Discover where the murders took place, how the killer outwitted the police, and the many legends and conspiracy theories that have built up around the subject. This absorbing guide to one of the city's more infamous periods is an essential companion for Londoner and tourist alike.
Writer and editor Malcolm Day is the author of eight books for adults and children, including 100 Characters from Classical Mythology and Castles and Forts Through the Ages. He lives in Newton Abbot, Devon.