The Strange Case of Israel Lipski: A Story of London’s East End in 1887 Kindle Edition
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It's also a fictionalized look into the life of a writer interesting in his own right, who should be read more.
Bob Biderman begins by taking the reader into the London of 1887.
Refugees, impoverished and not so clean, and with little education, and hardly speaking and understanding English, are arriving by the hundreds - no thousands - from the Russian Pale: and yes, they are all Jews.
Israel Lipski, 22, is one of them.
His case is famous, and certainly known to all Jack the Ripper enthusiasts, because,of the murder he was accused of having committed, the name 'Lipski' had become a derogatory one for Jews.
This book is a novel based on the case of Israel Lipski, but Bob Biderman's taking the reader through Lipski's pathetic life and the murder of the woman named Angel, reads like a true crime. One actually has to ask oneself if this really is a novel.
I say 'Congratulations Sir!'