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The Five

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

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ON SALE: April 9th 2019

Publisher: Mariner Books

PAGE COUNT: 368

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction and of the Goodreads Choice Award for History & Biography



The award-winning, best-selling book that changes the narrative of the “Ripper” murders forever



Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from some of London’s wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods, from the factory towns of middle England, and from Wales and Sweden. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses, lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped human 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. Now, in this gripping narrative of five lives, Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight and gives these women back their stories.

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