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

The Five : The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

Author: Hallie Rubenhold

£10.99

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Format:Paperback

Page Count:432

Date Published:30 Jan 2020

ISBN:9781784162344

Synopsis

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.

Awards for The Five include:- Winner of the BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE for Non-fiction- HAY FESTIVAL Book of the Year 2019- Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for History

‘At last, the Ripper’s victims get a voice… An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

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