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    I do have a couple and I've read a few more from the library in the past. He was (is?) certainly a gifted story teller but some of his sources can be a bit elusive in my experience.
    I'm sorry, you can say anybody is a bit elusive but Whittington Egan!
    This man is responsible for so many people's passion for Liverpool local history.


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    I have corresponded with him and he comes from a well documented (and well to do) family, with connections in the Philharmonic orchestra, Maybrick's, and had many first hand meetings with alot of the legends that make Liverpool history so great.
    He even has his own little Black Museum! (wow!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by researchwriter View Post
    I do have a couple and I've read a few more from the library in the past. He was (is?) certainly a gifted story teller but some of his sources can be a bit elusive in my experience.
    Hello researchwriter

    I am pleased to tell you that Richard Whittington-Egan is still alive and living in Worcestershire with his wife, Molly, also a writer. Richard Whittington-Egan's The Quest for Jack the Ripper was first announced to be imminent in 1998 but has yet to appear from Rupert Books. I understand the book has grown to immense proportions and if and when it finally appears it should be a compendium that Ripperologists will wish to own as a definitive book on the topic.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    I'm sorry, you can say anybody is a bit elusive but Whittington Egan!
    This man is responsible for so many people's passion for Liverpool local history.

    I have corresponded with him and he comes from a well documented (and well to do) family, with connections in the Philharmonic orchestra, Maybrick's, and had many first hand meetings with alot of the legends that make Liverpool history so great.
    He even has his own little Black Museum! (wow!)
    Here is the Wikipedia entry on RWE:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Whittington-Egan
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    Hello Ged and DaisyChains

    I don't know what is happening here but I was trying to merge to threads labeled RWE and it ended up merging the posts as well.

    Daisy Chains, you said:

    Chris, thanks for starting this thread.

    As a lot of you already know, he is a massive hero of mine!

    And Ged you stated:

    I have his 'Liverpool Characters & Eccentrics' (only Chippie is missing?)

    'Tales of Liverpool - Murder, Mayhem and Mystery'

    Liverpool Ghosts and Ghouls.

    All forming part of his Liverpool dossier series.

    Haven't read them for years though till I dug the cylinder story out today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I have his 'Liverpool Characters & Eccentrics' (only Chippie is missing?)

    'Tales of Liverpool - Murder, Mayhem and Mystery'

    Liverpool Ghosts and Ghouls.

    All forming part of his Liverpool dossier series.

    Haven't read them for years though till I dug the cylinder story out today.
    I have collected first editions of all of his Liverpool books.

    Also Riddle of Birdhurst Rise (Croydon Poisonings)

    and The Ordeal of Philip Yale Drew.

    I have most of the rest of his books, except the Richard Galliene one.

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    This is a really bad quality pic I took of the pic at the back of one of his books (Liverpool Soundings I think!)


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