Sometimes I’m amazed by how little we question history and its accepted narratives. For nearly 130 years, we’ve been told that the five canonical victims of Jack the Ripper: Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Kate Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly were ‘just prostitutes’ and remarkably, most of us have swallowed this whole. It’s as if somehow tarring them with

We’ve entered the home stretch. The Scandalous Lady W will be broadcast in August, though the dates are still up for grabs. At the moment it’s looking like either the 20th or the 27th. In the meantime, Vintage has reissued Lady Worsley’s Whim with a slightly rejigged cover and a new title: The Scandalous Lady W. Available on Amazon and