The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women

The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women

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...

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Title:The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women
Author:Hallie Rubenhold
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Edition Language:English

The Five: The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women Reviews

  • ~The Bookish Redhead~
    I think this book is absolutely wonderful. It was everything I expected and more. I honestly had tremendous difficulty putting it down! It is very clear that Rubenhold has done her research for this book, and she masterfully keeps a fine balance between telling the story of each of the five women's ...
  • Julie
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold is a 2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publication. "She had been brought into the world along the Street of Ink, and it is to there, riding on the column inches, its illuminated plates, its rumor and scandal, that s...
  • Beverly
    This is an eye opening and revelatory history of the real lives of the women killed by the infamous murderer, Jack the Ripper. One of the most astounding facts presented is that all of the women were killed while in a reclining position, that along with no one hearing anything, and statistics showin...
  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    THE BOOK THAT RIPPEROLOGY HAS NEEDED FOR DECADES! 😍💖Ask yourself this question: how much do you know about the five women that Jack the Ripper killed in 1888? If you answered anything at all, it was most likely that they were prostitutes. You probably don't even know their names. What ...
  • Beata
    This book is not about Jack the Ripper, it is about his five victims. Written to remember five women who are usually just names in hundreds of books about the infamous serial killer, this book is an attempt to tell their stories and to remind us that they were once babies, daughters, mothers or love...
  • Emily May
    This is the tale of 1887 that most chose to forget. Tatiana already wrote the perfect review for this book, so a lot of my review is just going to be reiterating her points.I thought The Five was genuinely hard to put down. Rubenhold takes us back to the grim, dingy streets of Victorian London an...
  • Laura
    I'm glad this book exists. I'm glad it spends next to no pagetime on Jack the Ripper himself, because he's had more than enough press over the years. I'm glad that someone is at least trying to put the victims at the front of the narrative, which is where they should have been to begin with.But . . ...
  • Samantha Shannon
    I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years....

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