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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper [9781784162344]

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THE Sunday Times BESTSELLER ***A New York Times Summer read *** Washington Post Top Twenty books to read this summer *** A Sunday Times summer read

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales.

They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.

What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888.

Their murderer was never identified, but the name created for him by the press has become far more famous than any of these five women.

Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.

'Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage.' LUCY WORSLEY

'Dignity is finally returned to these unfortunate women.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK

'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming' Guardian

'Haunting' SUNDAY TIMES

`Beautifully written and with the grip of a thriller, it will open your eyes and break your heart' ERIN KELLY

'An outstanding work of history-from-below ... magnificent' SPECTATOR


AUTHOR: Hallie Rubenhold is a social historian and an authority on women's lives of the past. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her books include Lady Worsley's Whim, dramatized by the BBC as The Scandalous Lady W, and Covent Garden Ladies: The Extraordinary Story of Harris's List, which inspired the ITV series Harlots. She lives in London with her husband.

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Hallie Rubenhold
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Black Swan
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30-Jan-2020
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432
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