About The Author – Ian Parson

Ian Parson, Author of ‘A Secret Step’ ‘The East End Beckons‘ ‘The Grind‘ and ‘Make or Break in Marrakesh‘ has written numerous articles and been published many times in a variety of magazines both in the UK and abroad.

Ian Parson - Author

Ian Parson – Author at Greenway, holiday home of Agatha Christie


In the morning London shakes off the debris & starts again.

In the morning London shakes off the debris & starts again.

Ian has a keen interest in the history and politics of London. In pursuit of this he is an active member of The the Orwell Society and proudly serves on the committee of the Whitechapel Society.

As well as the social history & culture of Victorian/Edwardian life in the East End. Ian also has an interest in the 1940/41 Blitz of the East End of London. He currently divides his time between Plymouth & London. He had a short seasonal story published in the United States for Christmas (2017) & his new novel ‘Make or Break in Marrakech’ (Next Chapter) will be published in 2020.

These combined interests of all things East End were the inspiration that led to the writing and publication of Ian’s first novel ‘A Secret Step’. A fact based story taken from the life altering events experienced in the East End of London during 1888 and 1941. Namely the Jack the  Ripper murders and the Blitz of World War Two. Events dramatically accompanied by some of the human stories that occurred alongside them. Traits continued in the gripping novel ‘The East End Beckons’. and mastered in ‘The Grind’.

Anyone interested in joining the WhitechapelSociety can find out all they need to know on the website below

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