The Five



The Five 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 New Download [ The Five ] author [ Hallie Rubenhold ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 336 pages
  • The Five
  • Hallie Rubenhold
  • 21 May 2018

10 thoughts on “The Five

  1. Samantha Shannon says:

    I ve been waiting for someone to write this book for years.

  2. Eleanor says:

    4.5 The first thing to know about The Five is that it is a book defined by its approach the second thing is that the approach is long overdue The facts are these in the late summer and autumn of 1888, from the end of August to November, five women were murdered in London s Whitechapel neighbourhood They appeared to have been killed in the same way, and presumably by the same person That person was never caught, but the persona that solidified around him though, of course, we can t know fo 4.5 The first thing to know about The Five is that it is a book defined by its approach the second thing is that the approach is long overdue The facts are these in the late summer and autumn of 1888, from the end of August to November, five women were murdered in London s Whitechapel neighbourhood They appeared to have been killed in the same way, and presumably by the same person That person was...

  3. Linda says:

    So often we hear stories of the murderer, but nothing of the victims This author tells us the back story, fortunately omitting grisly details, of the five women thought to have been murdered in the late 1880 s by a serial killer called Jack the Ripper These women were all pretty much homeless and alcoholic which was entirely overlooked as a factor in their murders a houseless creature and a prostitute by their moral f...

  4. Michelle Birkby says:

    A fascinating insight until the lives of the women Jack murdered they aren t just victims or even fallen women they were women with lives and dreams and flaws and family absolutely heart breaking at moments

  5. Genna says:

    This is the book I ve been waiting for.

  6. Ava says:

    Thank you to Edelweiss for an ARC of this book This book is absolutely phenomenal and incredibly important I finished it in about a week, which is a VERY short timeframe for my usual non fiction reading speed, but wanted to wait to review it until I d digested it Well, I think that will take quite some time, so in the meantime, I just want EVERYONE TO GO READ THIS BOOK Rubenhold strikes a fantastic balance between very thorough research and the narrative thread of each woman s life, weaving t Thank you to Edelweiss for an ARC of this book This book is absolutely phenomenal and incredibly important I finished it in about a week, which is a VERY short timeframe for my usual non fiction reading speed, but wanted to wait to review it until I d digested it Well, I think that will take quite some time, so in the meantime, I just want EVERYONE TO...

  7. Jenny says:

    Rubenhold focuses on Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Kate, and Mary Jane, the five women considered to be the canonical victims of Jack the Ripper These five women were daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers with complex lives that have been reduced to caricatures and incorrect ones at that Only two of the women were ever actually linked to sex work, contrary to the accepted version of history that says all five were prostitutes Does it matter Did their lives hold any less value if they were sex wo Rubenhold focuses on Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Kate, and Mary Jane, the five women considered to be the canonical victims of Jack the Ripper These five women were daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers with complex lives that hav...

  8. Dawn says:

    What I enjoyed most about The Five, is that while it seems obvious how much research went into Hallie Rubenhold s book, there wasn t a dull or yawning word at all she writes with warmth, compassion, and quite frankly, interest, about the five women who were possibly at least one, Rubenhold says, who experts disagree about whether the woman was murdered by Jack the Ripper or someone else victims of Jack the Ripper The women become human and breathe on the page Rubenhold gave the women a What I enjoyed most about The Five, is that while it seems obvious how much research went into Hallie Rubenhold s book, there wasn t a dull or yawning word at all she writes with warmth, compassion, and quite frankly, interest, about the five women who were possibly at least one, Rubenhold says, who experts disagree about whether the woman was murdered by Jack the Ripper or someone else victims of Jack the Ripper The women become human and breathe on the page Rubenhold gave the women a bit of a voice, and finally, in some cases, gave the women someone who cared about their lives, their circumstances, and what may have happened to them I thought it was quite nicely done, because as a reader, I felt for these women.Rubenhold gives detailed histories of each woman, from the time s...

  9. Sarah says:

    I d like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review While I did enjoy this book, I did find parts of it slow going and hard to slog through but overall it had lots of interesting information.

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