Clanash Farjeon | Alan Scarfe
The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper
“From the criminological arena, although a novel, the entire book is a masterpiece.
The author knows Jack the Ripper’s mind better than the serial murderer ever did. I shall read it again and again.”
– Christopher Berry-Dee, Former Director, Criminology Research Institute
“An extraordinary novel. We can only agree with Colin Wilson. It receives our highest accolade … recommended!”
– Ripperologist Magazine
The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper – As Revealed to Clanash Farjeon is a new, powerful, evocative, brilliantly written excursion into the literature and lore of ‘Ripperology’! “The author explores the internal life and plumbs the abyss of sickness, describing in detail those aspects of Victorian London and the baser instincts of capitalism that incited him, and indeed everything that has made Jack the Ripper the unequaled incubus of horror and the imaginings that still inhabit our modern nightmares. The author has chosen, from all the possible suspects, in order to expound his savage theory of serial assassinations, that high-ranking alienist and psychologist, also a disciple of Freud, Lyttleton Stewart Forbes Winslow. The book eloquently exposes the stark contrast between the well-to-do districts of the capital of the British Empire and the stricken area of Whitechapel, scene of the assassinations and the infernal lodgings of the most downtrodden of that society. This is a story with all the ingredients for those who are fascinated by the genre, but also with something different and more…—La Reppublica, Massimiliano Panarari
Clanash Farjeon is the pen name of Alan Scarfe , one of the most accomplished actors of the Canadian and UK stage, a director of wide renowned, a film director and screen actor. A former star and Associate Director of the Stratford Festival, Scarfe has also appeared in numerous television and film roles, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, Stargate and Seven Days.