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The Five

(2019)
The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women
A non fiction book by

 
 
Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

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.



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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 1-328-66381-7 / 978-1-328-66381-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 0-85752-448-8 / 978-0-85752-448-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 0-358-29961-6 / 978-0-358-29961-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 1-78416-234-5 / 978-1-78416-234-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 1-68457-399-8 / 978-1-68457-399-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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February 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 1-4894-8836-7 / 978-1-4894-8836-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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February 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
ISBN: 1-4894-8837-5 / 978-1-4894-8837-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
Author(s): Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU