Book Launch in London – Author Ian Parson signs copies of ‘A Secret Step’ at Jack the Ripper site

Wednesday 7th August 2013 was the 125th anniversary of the first suspected victim of Jack the Ripper.  The body of Martha Tabram was found in the alley running along side The White Hart pub in Whitechapel High Street.

Ian Parson considered this date and place should be the time and venue to launch his new book ‘A Secret Step’.  Breen, the landlord, agreed and during the day, following some publicity of the event, Ian set up and signed copies of the book.

There was considerable interest and an enthusiastic following of people turned up from as far away as North Yorkshire as well as local East End residents.  Even the local street cleaner, who noticed a poster outside the pub and who is interested in Jack the Ripper, called in and bought his signed copy.

A photographer from the East End Advertiser noticed the buzz around the pub and called in to see what was happening.  After taking a few details, photographs and talking to his editor, a write-up of the event and other features about the book and Jack the Ripper are planned by this century old East End newspaper.

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