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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 (Paperback)

By Rubenhold, Hallie

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____________________ THE Sunday Times BESTSELLER 'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming' Guardian 'GRIPPING' New York Times Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous f...or 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. __________________ 'At last, the Ripper's victims get a voice... An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth.' Mail on Sunday 'Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage.' LUCY WORSLEY, author of bestselling Jane Austen at Home 'How fitting that in the year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, dignity is finally returned to these unfortunate women.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK, author of bestselling All that Remains `Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly deserve to be thought of as more than eviscerated bodies on an East London street. This haunting book does something to redress that balance' Sunday Times 'What a brilliant and necessary book' JO BAKER, author of Sunday Times bestselling Longbourn `A Ripper narrative that gives voice to the women he silenced; I've been waiting for this book for years. Beautifully written and with the grip of a thriller, it will open your eyes and break your heart.' ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said 'An outstanding work of history-from-below ... magnificent' The Spectator
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ISBN 9781784162344
Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784162344
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Black Swan
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rubenhold, Hallie
Category True Crime
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 364.152320922
Weight 305g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Murder victims - History - 19th century - England - London, Serial murders - History - 19th century - England - London, Whitechapel London, England - History - 19th century
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade