Books

Whether you’re looking to read more about the details of the Jack the Ripper murders, or whether you want to dig deeper into the life of Vincent van Gogh, the books listed below can provide you with what you’re after.

Try Sugden’s The Complete History of Jack the Ripper for a good spectrum of the murders. If you want to learn more about the Ripper letters, then Evans’ Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell is the book to get.

On the Van Gogh side, get the biographical details and also learn about Gauguin with Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South. Or get the details of Van Gogh’s life with a story of discovery taken by Ken Wilkie in his The Van Gogh File. For something of a romantic side story, read Brief Happiness, which is a collection of letters between Vincent’s brother Theo and his wife Johanna.

If you want to really understand Van Gogh, then read The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh. But if you just want to get a taste of his personality, then choose Dear Theo, which is only a selection of his letters. There are lots of books on Jack the Ripper and Vincent van Gogh, and these are some of the best.