|One of London's Old Streets|
I was told I could bring a guest, so brought my Mum along again. She was just as excited and also did a bit of a geeky dance!!
|St Butolphs Church|
|The cobbles of Mitre Square|
We were led to a slightly quieter area and got introduced to our guide. He gave us a bit of a run down on the route we'd be taking and told us some of the history of "Jack" I'm not going to really attempt to retell the story as I am sure to get my facts wrong and that would be no good at all.
|Me next to the scary bench|
We were led on to more locations, walking through very quaint London streets, where there is no traffic and even still have gas style street lamps. It made it very easy to get into the feel of what things may have been like. Eerie would be a correct sum up. We arrived at another quite location, next to a huge building which were told is the actual location of the School in the book. As soon as I saw the building I thought of the story - shows Maureen's great story telling. It was here we were told about the last and most horrific murder.
|Inspiration for the school in the book|
|The Ten Bells Pub|
Next we were taken along to 'The Ten Bells' Pub. This was famously the last known place that one of the victims visited. It is such a gorgeous & kind of scary looking building. This still has all the features that would have been there back in the 1800's. Next time I really must go in there for a drink!!
|Maureen & Me|
To finish off the tour we were taken back to a small alley near The Ten Bells pub. Here we parted ways with our fantastic guide and got to get our books signed by Maureen. She even posed for a picture with me - so cool!!!
The lovely people at Harper Collins, gave me another copy of the book to give away!! I even got it signed for one of you lucky lot, all you have to do is fill out the form below!!