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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Written by:
Hallie Rubenhold 
Read by:
Louise Brealey 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
10 hours 20 minutes 
Published:
February 28 2019 
Available Date:
February 28 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489488367 
Genres:
Non-fiction; British; Historical; Serial Killers; True Crime 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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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, 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.