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The Five: the Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women
The Five: the Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women | Hallie Rubenhold
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JacqMac
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Hubby went out, all on his own, and bought me an early Valentine, without any guidance at all. I think he did well.

squirrelbrain He did really well! 10mo
BiblioLitten Indeed! 10mo
Megabooks Yes!! 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wonderful! 10mo
Cathythoughts He did very well ! Good book ! 10mo
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bthegood
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#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

Gratitude usually helps me stay positive 😉

#SuperSeptember @EadieB @Andrew65

Going to finish tagged book this week, not by end of readathon though.
Then I have to find a filler until #Scarathlon2021 starts!!
Make a great day everyone 🎃

TheSpineView You're welcome! 😊 1y
EadieB Good luck 🍀 with the end of the readathon! You‘re doing great 👍🏻 keep up the good job 👏 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! 🙏🏻❤️ 1y
bthegood @EadieB @TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thx, you guys are always so supportive, you make Litsy a great place to be🥰 1y
EadieB @bthegood You‘re welcome! We fill up with love 💕 from others and then turn around and give it back! 1y
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bthegood
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Thx @EadieB @Andrew65 (get well soon) #SuperSeptember
My goal is to finish the tagged book.
Make a great day everyone😊

EadieB Looks good! 1y
bthegood @EadieB thx for tagging me and picking up the baton! 1y
EadieB @bthegood You're welcome! Enjoy your book! 1y
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Rollinsfan1
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A perfect February day to curl up with a book.

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squirrelbrain
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I know many of us on Litsy *loved* this book so this online event should be really interesting.

I‘ve signed up - anyone care to join me? @Mitch - I seem to recall it was one of your faves but I can‘t remember who else liked it.

https://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/salon-north/the-five-the-untold-live...

Mitch Brilliant. I‘ve signed up! She‘s such an engaging speaker 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
squirrelbrain I‘ll see you there @mitch! 👋 2y
charl08 Looks good! What a great book. 2y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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I finally started this one....
I‘m slowly trying to get into the rhythm of my reading again. The pandemic really has left me in a slump. #books #reader #reading #happiness #truecrime

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! Just checking on you ❤️ 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have been so out of commission. I‘m okay. Just a lot going on. How are you?! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookbabeblog84 no worries! Was just hoping you were ok! I‘m good!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Next up...

Tattooedteacher Sounds good. Let me know if it‘s told as non-fiction or historical fiction. 2y
FelinesAndFelonies @Tattooedteacher definitely non-fiction. 2y
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Cinfhen
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So my friend sent me this photo this morning....she wanted to show me her new reading corner😁But the best part...I spied a book on her shelf that I own and can use for #PoP21 #seenonsomeonesbookshelf

Cinfhen It was hard to make out most of the other titles, although I saw this book which I own & haven‘t read 2y
Crazeedi You have good eyes!! 2y
AmyG Ha!!! 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Your friend has an adorable reading corner. 🥰 2y
emilyhaldi You‘re hilarious 🤣 2y
Tattooedteacher Sweet. Plus wow, you spotted that? What a good friend you are for looking so closely as something she shared with you. 2y
Susanita Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cinfhen I‘m just a big ole nosy reader @Susanita @Tattooedteacher @emilyhaldi @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @AmyG @Crazeedi The fact that I actually found a book was PURE LUCK ☘️💚🤣 2y
Susanita There‘s a speaker I‘ve seen in three or four events over the past few months who has Hillary‘s book in place of pride over his right shoulder. 2y
BarbaraBB Lol That‘s awesome. Which is it? Maybe I can use it too! Or we can send eachother shelfies. How convenient 😀 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! I‘ll send you a shelfie!!!!! @BarbaraBB 2y
Megabooks The Five is on my list too! 2y
Cinfhen I‘d say we should buddyread The Five @Megabooks but somehow those never turn it so well for us xxxxx 2y
Megabooks No, unfortunately I think I‘m the worst buddy read companion. 😂😂 2y
LeahBergen I liked The Five. 👍🏻 2y
Crazeedi @Cinfhen the five was a really good book, very interesting 2y
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Cinsarly
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Mehso-so

I want to like this book so much as I like the idea. Unfortunately, Victorian England is incredibly depressing. A lot of the narrative is limited facts in cultural context and assumptions of how the women felt about their lives. There are a lot of assumptions about shame, guilt, and sadness, rather than letting the reader think about how the women might feel. Sadly, can't recommend. TBR 16 pts #WinterGames2020 #MerryReaders

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CindiB
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Well-written, researched and presented, I loved how these women were brought to life. I feel I got to know them and I appreciate having the names of the victims at the forefront and ignoring that of the killer. Also, her positioning them in their time, in the challenges they faced, it‘s pitfalls and their lack of opportunities, made them even more human. Oh but their lives were desperately bleak and that was hard to read. Solid 4.5/5

LeahBergen I thought this was a good read, too. 👍🏻 2y
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crazyspine
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I read this from library book club, and I don't think I would have chosen it otherwise, but I loved it. It's a nonfiction about the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper. The author starts out by stating that this is not a true crime story, and she's not trying to figure out who the Killer. In fact very little of the crimes themselves are mentioned at all. Rather, it's a biography of each of the five women.

Crazeedi It was a really good book! 2y
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KateD1
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While this book was different than what I expected, I really enjoyed it.
The author sheds light into the lives of London‘s Victorian era poor and pieces together the stories of Jack the Ripper‘s victims. Spoiler alert: they weren‘t all prostitutes.
#history #nonfiction #jacktheripper #thefive #victorian #london

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Lauren_reading
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This may be the best nonfiction book I‘ve read this year. I couldn‘t stop reading and crying for what these five women survived, only to be killed by one of the most famous killers of all time.

I always thought the women killed by Jack the Ripper were sex workers, but I was wrong. That is, of course, an assumption made by the men investigating the murders. Because any homeless women must be a prostitute 🙄

Lauren_reading Sadly, many of these women were abused, alcoholics, addicts and in those times there were even fewer resources for women to support themselves. Many of them were married and had children. Reading about the reasons they lived on the streets was interesting, but so sad. 2y
Booksnchill It was my favorite non fiction of last year- it deserves all the praise and is so timely! 2y
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Caroline2
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First I tried reading. Then I switched to audio but I‘m still bored. The level of detail is impressive but soon gets tedious. The title is misleading, it is not a Jack the Ripper story. It‘s a social history of five women in Victorian London who happen to have been killed by The Ripper. I love history, but this is dry!!!

GingerAntics I thought I was the only one who had this problem. It got to the point I was skipping pages just to get to the end of the first girl. It was painful. 2y
Twainy This is why I loved it 😁 it was a giant factual information dump. Stalking Jack the Ripper is a better novel story-wise. Do you know of any other current JTR fiction? 2y
Caroline2 @GingerAntics everyone else seems to love it?! 🤷‍♀️ Glad it‘s not just me. I liked the first chapter but then the girls starting rolling into one in my head. 😆 2y
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Caroline2 @Twainy It defo felt like an info dump!! 😆 seriously respect her research skills tho and I‘d defo recommend to anyone interested in Victorian life. 👍 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy this book isn‘t a novel, it‘s nonfiction. 2y
GingerAntics @Caroline2 yeah, everyone seems to love it, and I don‘t get it. I liked the premise of exploring the victims instead of the killer, but it seemed to turn into over kill (no pun intended). I‘m a historian and I still found this book to be tedious and painful. I also took issue with some word choices, but I know I‘m 100% on my own on that one (outside of other female historians). 2y
Twainy @GingerAntics Yeahp, I mentioned the factual info dump. I didn‘t think it was fiction. I would be interested in a novel like Stalking JTR if you know of a good one though as I also like horror/thrillers. Which words? I‘m interested. Is it a historical issue? 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy okay, I just wanted to make sure. I was stunned by an Apple Books review that called this book “the most boring novel ever written.” 🤦🏼‍♀️ It seems that about half the reviewers were expecting fiction. 🤦🏼‍♀️ My two issues with word choice were “beau” and “fake news.” I got in a redundant argument about how “beau” was not anachronistic so what was my beef. 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy “beau” would never be written in a history by a man, when women add it, it gives men ammunition against all of us. “Fake news” is ridiculous in this case and I just found it annoying. That one, in that use, is anachronistic. 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy I wish she had dug into the theory that all the women were sleeping when killed. That sent me back to the photos and it seemed so obvious, I had no idea how I never noticed it before. Somehow, she dropped that nugget of genius and then walked away from it, never to return. 2y
Twainy @GingerAntics that‘s a great theory & good catch! 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy right? Go look at the photos if you haven‘t already. You look at them and their faces are peaceful. If they were awake when their throats were cut, you‘d expect them to have remnants of fear or pain on their faces. Apart from the ones whose faces were mutilated, they look like they could still be sleeping. It‘s absolutely groundbreaking. For all the JTR nonfiction I‘ve read, she is the ONLY one to posit they were sleeping. 2y
GingerAntics @Twainy I feel like she dropped the ball on that one. If she wrote another book just on that theory, I‘d give it a shot. 2y
Caroline2 @GingerAntics That‘s such a good point!!! I don‘t think she was that interested in the murders, just telling the lives of Victorian women. Which is fine, but then don‘t call it a book about Jack the Ripper victims if you‘re not going to fully investigate the crimes?! One of the greatest murder mysteries and she barely touches the subject?! I felt duped! 2y
GingerAntics @Caroline2 that‘s also a good point. I hadn‘t even thought of that part. I get she was trying to give them their identities back, but sadly, part of their identities is that they were murdered. We need to talk about that. It seemed to be something just threw in at the end just so it was officially a ripper book. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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I‘ve read a lot of books about this case & this is one of the best. This is not about the murders. It puts the lives of Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, & Mary Jane Kelly front & centre.

The author has obviously done lots of biographical research & it shows in the rich detail of the lives of working class & poor Victorian women. 5🌟

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Loric
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I really wanted to love this one but will admit it was a struggle for me. I appreciated the authors attempt at humanizing these five women that were violently murdered by Jack the Ripper without glorifying him further, but I found it to be a depressing and dry read with so many details about their lives that it almost read like a history book. I finished but just wasn‘t for me.

Caroline2 I know what you mean. I‘m halfway through it and it‘s taken me months. Kinda feels like the title is misleading. It‘s more a social history on five women‘s lives in Victorian London (who just happen to have been killed by Jack the Ripper). It‘s not a Jack the Ripper book at all. 2y
Loric @Caroline2 you described it perfectly 🤗 2y
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kezzlou85
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This was a really fascinating read. So many books on the subject focus on the killer rather than the victims so this was a refreshing read. I loved learning about their lives and how they ended up in their various situations. This book is heavy on details of the times and locations but I enjoyed the history. A brilliant read for any true crime or Jack the Ripper fan. #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
@Clwojick 16pts

Clwojick Stacking! Sounds good! 2y
kezzlou85 @Clwojick it was really good. 2y
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kezzlou85
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Reading times for both readathons so far. Day 3 of #October20in4 and total is 15 hours so that's another 5 hours read. 50pts.
Day 2 of #OutstandingOctober and I'm at 9.5 hours so thats another 5 on that one too and another 50pts.
So total for Sunday is 101 pts for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
@Clwojick @Bookgoil @Andrew65

Bookgoil Well done!! 2y
Andrew65 A great time for them both. 👏👏👏 (edited) 2y
kezzlou85 @Bookgoil thank you. 2y
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kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thanks today has not gone as well 2y
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 That‘s the beauty of a long readathon like #OutstandingOctober, balances out the good and bad days. Harder during the week. 2y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thats so true. During the week is just busy. 2y
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TalesandTexts
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"Fallen women deserve to be punished"...this is Victorian mores in a nutshell. It doesn't matter if their "crime" was to become victims of circumstance; women who were in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

This book is brilliant! It turns the prejudiced and maligned accounts of the victims' lives on its head and reveals the truth.

This is a must read. It's time we restored these women their humanity and gave them the respect they deserve.

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kezzlou85
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Another readathon but a long one which is great fun. I'm aiming for around 30 hours and 4 books. Plus it brings more points for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
#OutstandingOctober
@Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck with your goals 😊👍 2y
Clwojick Go #TeamSlaughter!!! 🖤🔥🎃 2y
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kezzlou85
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So day 1 of #October20in4 went well and racked up over 5 hours of reading. So thats another 51pts for #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon2020
@Clwojick @Bookgoil

Bookgoil Great job 👏 2y
Clwojick Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Storied
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"I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't." Audre Lorde

#TheFive #FirstLineFridays #nonfiction
@ShyBookOwl

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Cathyloves2read
Bailedbailed

I tried. I bailed after #1. It just didn‘t interest me at all. I was 20% in, and in my opinion, this story wasn‘t going anywhere. Perhaps I need to stick to fiction.

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kezzlou85
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Well this is my #TBR for #Scarathlon2020 for #TeamSlaughter. Its only provisional and doesn't include any netgalley thriller reads. Only a small list as don't want to stress myself out but may be higher. Looking forward to this. 26pts.
@Clwojick

Clwojick 🎃🎃🎃🎃👻👻👻👻 2y
Clwojick I've had Pumpkinheads downloaded on my phone for about 10 days now! I can't wait to dig into it tomorrow! 2y
kezzlou85 @Clwojick I read it last year but really enjoyed it so going to read it again. 2y
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TalesandTexts
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Super excited to start this book. I love true crime and like most, have been fascinated about Jack the Ripper. So, when I came across the chance to learn more about his victims and how they were as much victims of Victoria mores, as they were of their assailant; I just had to know more.

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Boooooks
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“The victims of Jack the Ripper were never 'just prostitutes'; they were daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and lovers. They were women. They were human beings, and surely that in itself is enough.”

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bookvixen
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper takes a different view on the women know only as victims of Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are give back their identity which was taking from them once Jack took their lives.

What if Jack the Ripper was not killing prostitute but homeless women or alcoholics. I found my view on what I thought I knew change, I happy that there story is been told

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AnneCecilie
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Like everyone else, I have always thought that the victims of Jack the Ripper were prostitutes. In this book Rubenhold, shows how wrong that assumption is and how the attitude towards women who were homeless and who had left their husbands, colored this view.

TalesandTexts Did you read any material on Jack before you picked up this book? I've had this book in my wishlist for a long time, but haven't been sure whether to read it directly or go through another work about Jack, to add more value to the read. 2y
AnneCecilie @nishaagni No, I‘ve never read anything about Jack. I just know the basic myths. I don‘t feel like that was necessary to understand this book either, since the book is more about his victims and what kind of lives they had led. 2y
TalesandTexts Okay. If it makes sense without any previous material on Jack, that's great. I'll pick up the book next then. Thanks for the insight :) . 2y
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emmaturi
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Many a you said this it a good book and you were right! It was so fascinating and interesting all the details and history of the women and the times they lived in. I found it sad that these women were label as fallen women or and/prostitues just because they had no man to support them. #nonfiction

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻On my kindle .... must get there 2y
emmaturi Yes, definitely! @Cathythoughts 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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I‘m on the story of the second woman now. @Butterfinger I devoured Polly‘s story- and will respond to the discussion as soon as I finish the book. If you are a non fiction reader this author is incredibly talented at research and telling a story. This will not take me long to finish- even with reading two other books at the same time 😂

Butterfinger She is a brilliant writer. I will definitely read more. 2y
MallenNC This book was so well done. It took me a while to finish it because it made me so sad for these women, all these years later. 2y
Chrissyreadit @MallenNC yes- the most difficult part is she draws us through their lives and we know how they end. 2y
LeahBergen I thought this was so well done. 👍🏻 2y
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen I‘m so glad this book was picked for a group read. 2y
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AnneCecilie
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I never did get around to post my weekly forecast last weekend, but here‘s my #BookReport

I finished The Vanishing Half, read a chapter a day in P&P and continued reading the tagged book.

Don‘t think I listened to my audio at all (Eleanor Oliphant).

Cinfhen What did you think of 2y
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I struggled really with the first part and considered bailing. Then it got better, but I wasn‘t to happy about the ending either. So I‘m not sure. 2y
Cinfhen I thought I really liked it but then I started discussing it with my SIL and she made me rethink my opinion of it. I listened to the audio and I think that made me more of a fan.... 2y
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Soubhiville
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It is SO EASY to tune in for panels of the online Edinburgh International Book Festival! I just watched the Hallie Rubenhold panel. It also appears the panels are available to watch after they end, so if like me you‘re tuning in from the US, you don‘t have to be up at 4 am to catch that morning panel you want to see. 😊📚❤️

charl08 Now that's a handy tip! 2y
Smrloomis Nice! 2y
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emmaturi
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This is my non-fiction read for August, just started. I think I will enjoy it! #nonfiction

Mitch It‘s a corker! 👍🏼 2y
Deblovestoread Such a good book! 2y
emmaturi Great, looking forward to continue reading! @Kdgordon88 @Mitch 2y
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Birdsong28
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I have been reading this for the second time recently and it is still as good as the first time. I got this paperback edition as it features a wonderful interview with the author in the back. This is a must if you want to see how a myth of a certain stereotype can be fed down the generations and have consequences for all women as it shows how we shouldn't take people for granted and that we shouldn't judge them whatever their situation in life. ⬇️

Birdsong28 This book has made such an important impact on not just the story of Jack the Ripper but on how the Victorian age is taught in schools (it is in the interview in the back) as it is being used to show the reality of a woman's situation back then. It also shows to some degree that women's situation hasn't that much changed in all these years that we still get punished if we don't stick to social and societal rules for us. 2y
Birdsong28 Looking forward to discussing this with #overbookedclub with @Butterfinger and everyone else in that discussion in August. 2y
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 have on my kindle! 2y
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Birdsong28 @TrishB Thanks. 2y
Butterfinger I hope I do it justice. 2y
Birdsong28 @Butterfinger You will do 😊📚📖 2y
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JaneyWaneyB
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Rubenhold presents us with a new narrative that puts the 5 female victims at the heart of the Jack the Ripper murders. An insightful & important journey back to Victorian London shows the truth of these five women's lives. Rubenhold delivers a powerful message on the treatment of women in the 19th Century that sadly is still relevant to this day. A true eye-opening book & a must read that hooked me from the first scene setting chapter.

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Addison_Reads
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Stories about Jack the Ripper have always fascinated me for some reason. Although this book isn't about him, I loved getting to know each of these women and seeing the world they were a part of before they were tragically murdered. I think telling their stories is a great way to let them live on in history instead of simply being labeled a victim of Jack the Ripper.

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Amiable
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Incredibly well-researched and well-written account of the lives of the five women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper: Polly, Mary Jane, Annie, Kate and Elisabeth. I‘m impressed by how much detail the author was able to uncover. Highly recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼

Jemmygem One of my favourite reads this year. 2y
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mrsmarch
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#lockdownlowdown
1. Just outside Boston MA
2. The tagged book, which I read for #lmpbc #round8
3. Long enough to be interesting and short enough to keep my attention. I have two small children stuck in lockdown with me — 350 pages or so.
4. Thank you @PaperbackPirate for tagging me! I hereby tag anyone who‘d still like to play.

veritysalter An excellent choice. Thank you for playing 📚♥️ 2y
Laughterhp Yay! Glad that was your favorite book you read! 2y
mrsmarch @Laughterhp I have read a lot of good books since mid-March, but so far this is the one I think I would recommend to the most people! It's accessible to read, and sits at the intersections of a lot of areas of interest. 2y
PaperbackPirate That book sounds good! 2y
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Deblovestoread
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#Bookreport #WeeklyForecast. I liked Bookworm but wished our reading had intersected more 3 🌟 The Ballad was disappointing 2 🌟 I am glad I finished The Five. It is well done and the victims should be the story, always. 4 1/2 🌟Check off April #BookSpin. What Alice Forgot was a fast paced, entertaining listen. 3 1/2 🌟. Besides my 3 next up for June books I will also read at least one recommended book on racism and white privileged monthly.

Cinfhen You‘ve got lots of good ones coming up and you completed a BUNCH 🙌🏻♥️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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RamsFan1963
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What an amazing book!! I've read several books about Jack the Ripper, but nothing was ever made of the victims, they were only prostitutes. So wrong, their names need to be remembered. They were daughters, sisters, friends, lovers and wives, so much more than history has pidgeon holed them. 5 💥💥💥💥💥 Two thumbs up 👍👍 I highly recommend this to everyone.

Book 3 for the #24B4Monday readathon

@Andrew65 @SumisBooks @jb72

Texreader Amazing review! 2y
Daisey I‘ve seen several great reviews of this book, but this is the one actual putting it on my never ending TBR list! 2y
Bookishlie So far is it is really good but I read it in starts and stops. Sometimes i just can‘t and other times I devour it. 2y
RamsFan1963 @Bookishlie I know what you mean, you kind of have to work yourself up to it, because the stories of these women's lives are so grim and sad. It's hard to take in big doses. 19th century England was definitely not a good place for women. 2y
Andrew65 That‘s a fantastic time, well done 👏👏👏🙌👍🥳🍾🥂😊 2y
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SamaraBear
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Books read in May. The Rick Riordan books were re-reads because I love them. My favorite for the month is probably the Five. Very good if you are interested in historical accounts of peoples‘ lives.

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Bono394
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Panpan

This wasn't a book for me. I think I assumed it would be more about the events leading up to the deaths of these women and not just the history of the late 1800s.

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TheKidUpstairs
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A fascinating read about the lives of Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. History has remembered these women only by their deaths, Rubenhold focuses on their lives and the lives of the poor in Victorian England. Highly recommended reading! I was struck by how little, unfortunately, society's attitudes towards the poor and towards female victims have changed.

TheKidUpstairs Thanks to @Birdsong28 for the recommendation for my #YearofReadingLitsy 3y
Birdsong28 It's such a good book. My best book of 2019! Glad you enjoyed it. @TheKidUpstairs 😘📚📖 3y
Cathythoughts On my TBR ... it‘s unbelievable how little changes... I often think “ but that couldn‘t be still happening now “ & then I feel like Pollyanna, all the injustice & abuse continues.. (edited) 3y
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KristiAhlers
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This was a very interesting book dealing with the biography of the women killed by this serial killer and a hard look at Victorian life in a London in the slums. Highly recommend this one.

RamsFan1963 I was right in the middle of this one, when I had to give it back to Libby. Now I have to wait 5 weeks to finish the second half 😡😡😭😭😱😱 3y
KristiAhlers @RamsFan1963 oh no! I‘m so sorry. It‘s a good book for what it is. Hope you can get it back and get it finished. 3y
RamsFan1963 @Katbooklover I'm seriously considering just breaking down and buying a copy instead of waiting. 3y
Birdsong28 @RamsFan1963 Do it you won't be disappointed! My best book of 2019!! 📚 📖 3y
KristiAhlers @RamsFan1963 I would totally buy the book. Worth the cost 3y
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The latest #Hayfestival podcast is with Hallie Rubenhold and they will be discussing "The Five". I really loved this book. Podcast should be very interesting https://open.spotify.com/episode/1BbuozrtufDgdARELmdqDo?si=yqyoROOYQ3Kx4LYJs66Rf...

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There are two versions of the events of 1887. One is very well known, but the other is not.

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Laughterhp Yay! Glad it made it there safely! 3y
Lmstraubie I just added this to my Hoopla list. I keep hearing so much about it! 3y
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