Daily Archives: May 1, 2013


Meet the heroine – Clara Lee

I thought I would take a break from weeping over the seventh chapter of The Ripper Book in order to chat a bit about my other heroine, Clara Lee whose life in Whitechapel is rather less fancy than that of Alice Redmayne with her knighted artist Papa, big house in Highbury and lovely dresses. Clara is actually based in part on my own great great aunt Clara, who was born in Poplar in 1865, the second daughter of David Lee of H Division and his first wife, Elizabeth Barr. The real Clara Lee was actually twenty two at the time […]