“The year is 1863. For two years now, the United States has been torn apart by a civil war. Will Great Britain recognize the independence of the southern Confederacy and join in war against the Yankees? 2,170 more words
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Review: Bruce Robinson, They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper (London: Fourth Estate, 2015), pp. 850, RRP £25.00
Read all about it: Jack the Ripper. Case closed, again. 1,455 more words
With irritable, first-rate novels like Against the Country and After Birth, 2015 has proven itself something of “the year of the literary rant,” so it checks out that one of the best books of the Halloween season (and it is a “season” in publishing) is a breathless, 800-page complaint against “the cupidity and institutionalized hypocrisy” of Victorian England’s ruling elite. 723 more words
After 15 years of research, the director of Withnail and I believes he has cracked the most enduring mystery in British criminal history.
‘I honestly think,’ Bruce Robinson says, ‘I’ve nailed the horrible f***er.’ He points to the photograph on the desk.120 more words