The Five

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
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Product Number: DD47822
Released: Apr 09, 2019
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ISBN: #9781684573998
Narrator/s: Louise Brealey
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London-the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. 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. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. For more than a century, newspapers have been keen to tell us that "the Ripper" preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, as historian Hallie Rubenhold has discovered, but it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Queen Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness, and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time-but their greatest misfortune was to be born a woman.

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The Five
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Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Narrator(s): Louise Brealey
Product Number Z100154280
Released: Oct 08, 2019
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684573981
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Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
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Released: Apr 09, 2019
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