A few weeks ago I read an article in The Telegraph which had caught my eye.
It referred to the final (hopefully) victim of the notorious 'Jack the Ripper', Mary Kelly.
I have always kept an interest in this crime since a very young child.
Although my 'blood' is 110% Welsh and Wales has been my home since 1971, I was born in London and considered it my home until my mum and I 'up sticks' in the early seventies.
From a small baby, the immediate neighbours to my family became my 'foster' aunts, uncles, cousins and of course, my 'nan'.
Nan, was quite elderly and she used to tell me sooo much of her, memories of childhood (recently, upon a different topic to that which I am now reciting, I wish I had listened and took more notice of what she was telling me - it would have helped me tremendously into some research I was undertaking!).
It was nan who told me about the awful murders that took place in the 'Eastend' when she herself was a young child. Those tales found a nice comfy niche in my brain and have remained there ever since.
I think I have watched all the documentaries about the 'ripper theorists' - some have been extremely plausible too. However, the article in the paper which I have just mentioned, appears to have solved it.
The author Wynne Weston-Davies, I believe, has cracked it.
The title of his book is: The Real Mary Kelly.
The author, is Mary Kelly's great - nephew.
I am going to make a cup of coffee, hang a 'do not disturb' sign on the door and read . . . .
Bye for now -
Forgot to mention that I ordered the book, it arrived this morning and now I am going to begin to read it xxx