Carroty Nell: The Last Victim of Jack the Ripper
The dimly-lit back streets of London's East End were practically deserted as a man and woman made their way through the pre-dawn darkness on a chilly February morning in 1891. No one saw the couple as they passed under the glare of a gas streetlamp, then turned and walked into a dark, tunnel-like passageway under some railway tracks. Had anyone been about, they might have taken the man to be a sailor, and they would have noticed that the woman was rather small and quite attractive. Victorians referred to people like her as unfortunates-impoverished women who turned to prostitution for survival. Her hope that night was just to earn enough money to get a place to sleep. Instead, she was destined to become the final victim of the dreaded killer known as Jack the Ripper.Carroty Nell tells the story of her tragic descent from a working class neighborhood to the mean streets of Whitechapel, and chronicles the events surrounding that fateful encounter.
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