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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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okthislooksbad
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I think I've said what I need to say about this already. It's a gem. A very, very important gem.

Mitch Agreed! 20h
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okthislooksbad
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I'm loving this. After spending my entire life only "knowing" (wrongly) that Jack the Ripper's victims were prostitutes, actually having their lives unfolded like this is amazing. So much research has went into this book, and the author tells a story instead of flinging facts at the reader. Love it.

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michellelav
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Wow, I can see why @MallenNC had this in her #newyearwhodis list of best books read in 2019! This book did an amazing job of humanizing the jack the ripper victims. This book tells the stories of five women trying to find safety within the Vicrorian era. It is very well researched and made me feel right there with them. I plan to read more by this author! ❤📚
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DGRachel Great graphic! 1w
michellelav @DGRachel Thank you! Took me about 20 minutes to get it but well worth it. These women deserve so much! 💖 1w
MallenNC I‘m glad you enjoyed the book! It‘s one I will keep thinking about for a long time. 1w
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michellelav @MallenNC I really did! I added it to my reading journal so I can always look back on it. I'm taking it back to the library today and picking up Say Anything! 1w
MallenNC @michellelav Great! I hope you like it too. 1w
Birdsong28 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 6d
charl08 Wishlisted. Fingers crossed the library has a copy. 2d
michellelav @charl08 I hope they do aswell! It's amazingly written and I enjoyed it very much! 2d
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okthislooksbad
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Almost (almost!) accidentally rushed the librarian when I got a notification that my hold on this was in just as I walked in the library door. Ya girl is EXCITED.

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imyril
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Thank you so much to @sblbooks for my awesome #SantaThing books - The Five and Dark Matter are perfect picks for me. Pictured here with the rest of my Christmas bookhaul (yep, it's been a really good one)

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Moray_Reads
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An absolutely brilliant and essential corrective to the sensational, misogynistic narratives that surround Jack the Ripper and his victims. Rubenhold pieces together historical scraps to show us the possible stories of these five women and casts serious doubts on the "fact" that they were prostitutes. By reviewing this assumption she brilliantly illustrates the experiences of women and how their histories can be warped and misconstrued ⬇️

Moray_Reads These issues still effect women today. Judgement on the character of victims of violence and sexual assault continues in just the same way. "Bad" women are still seen as deserving of abuse and allows society's responsibility for violence against women to be diminished. Rubenhold has faced some truly unfair and disgusting abuse and criticism for her work from "Ripperologists" and traditionalists but we desperately need more work like this. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Excellent review and GORGEOUS edition. 1mo
Moray_Reads @MicheleinPhilly Isn't it? I originally had the ebook but when I saw that binding I had to have the hardcopy too 1mo
Moray_Reads PS I hate that the subtitle for some editions is “The Lives of Jack the Ripper's Women“, surely this is the kind of spin Rubenhold is trying to stop! 1mo
LeahBergen Yes! This was a great read. 👍🏻 1mo
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Birdsong28
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Yes!!!!!! This has won the GoodReads award for this category. Check out the rest on GoodReads. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊📚📖

Certainly my best book of 2019!!!! 📚 📖

Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻... I‘m sure I have it on kindle , must check 2mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts I did tag you when it was 99p on Kindle a few months back and you said you might have it already. So if you hadn't got it before then, then I am sure you would have grabbed a good bargain like that. 😘📚📖 2mo
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Lizpixie
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#Movember #day5 #Sorry This book is one big “Sorry” to the memories of the women killed by Jack The Ripper. For the last 100+yrs they‘ve been called prostitutes, fallen women, drunks etc. They‘re seen only in the last hours of their life, remembered for what was done TO them, not for who they were. This book tries to remedy that, tells of their lives as wives & mothers, struggling to feed their families, living within terrible means.

Cinfhen Great photo and review. I‘m hoping to read this book later this year 3mo
ljuliel Great review and the cover is cool ! I‘ve not seen that one before. 3mo
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Birdsong28
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Poor Hallie as the podium was bigger than she was!

Birdsong28 @bookandbedandtea Thought you might appreciate this 😘📚📖 3mo
bookandbedandtea @Birdsong28 Very cool! It must have been so interesting to hear her speak. 3mo
Mitch Very jealous! 2mo
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Birdsong28
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Eek!!! These tickets for BBC History Weekend in Chester came yesterday so it feels so real now. Can't wait to see the tagged author and Suzannah Lipscomb and Alison Weir.

Let me know if any of you littens are going and we could maybe meet up if you are interested.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
LeahBergen This sounds amazing! 3mo
TrishB Can‘t that weekend ☹️ looks fab though! 3mo
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Birdsong28 @LeahBergen I can't wait!! Its the first time they have put this on near me so I jumped at the chance to go. It's on for 3 days but I am only going on the last day as it was the only day with people I wanted to see. 3mo
Birdsong28 @TrishB I have had my tickets booked since April time! It's the first one in Chester that they have put on, it's normally in York and then in Winchester this year it's Chester and Winchester. I jumped at the chance to go! 📚 📖 3mo
Caroline2 Ohhh I am very jealous!! This sounds amazing!!! 3mo
Birdsong28 @Caroline2 Thanks I can't wait!!! 📚 📖 3mo
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Twainy
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🎧 I wasn‘t fond of the narrator. She was ok just nothing special. This seems to be a real life telling of the lives of the five victims of Jack the Ripper prior to their deaths. It‘s very interesting how dramatically life has changed in just 150 years. A lot of poverty, drinking, babies. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Birdsong28
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Cathythoughts Thankyou my friend .... I think I have this.. better check though 👍🏻 4mo
Ms_T Thanks for the tag, if my husband were a reader he‘d love this. Not my cup of tea though 😘📚 4mo
Caroline2 Ohhh this sounds good!! 4mo
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Birdsong28 @Caroline2 It is really good. I read this in a afternoon, I just couldn't put it down. 📚📖 4mo
Birdsong28 @Ms_T That's fine it is a good book though. 📚📖 4mo
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts If you haven't got it then you should get it, it is such a good book📚📖 4mo
Caroline2 My kindle is a bit out of action at the mo so I‘ll have to check out the paperback! 👍 4mo
Crazeedi I read this one, very interesting and good 4mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag @Birdsong28 4mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi If you liked it, I most probably will. 4mo
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Thanks for the heads up on this it‘s now sitting in my queue ! 4mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 it's a very different take on the women, and good research 4mo
Birdsong28 It certainly is @Crazeedi and @Andrew65 it was so good I read it in a afternoon as it just flowed and was so good 4mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 @Crazeedi Can‘t get a better recommendation than this. 4mo
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 Thanks. Plus I am going to seeing her later on this month so excited!!!📚 📖 4mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 I look forward to hearing about that. Enjoy. 😊 (edited) 4mo
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Oliveldn
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A fascinating and vital portrait of the lives of women striving for independence, freedom and safety in Victorian London. #19thCentury #History #TrueCrime

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Birdsong28
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 4 📚📖

@Books.Bottles.and.Babies Do you want to play?

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HaleyG14
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I love true crime and I loved that this novel focused on the lives of the five women killed by Jack the Ripper and not the killer or crimes itself. I have never read a book that went into so much detail about the lives of victims of crime. It was way overdue to showcase how these women were humans, daughters, mothers, etc not just victims of a man society has glorified.

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It feels like it‘s taken me an age to get through this audiobook. I think it‘s great that she wrote about the victims & their lives as they really were and not just how they were portrayed in the press. You can tell she did her research. If you like biographies I‘d recommend it. I think more analysis would have made it more interesting for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MzTownsend
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Ready to read this but I gotta finish my other book first

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Birdsong28
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge.

@Schnoebs

Schnoebs How many books have you read for the challenge? 6mo
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs 29 you? 📚📖 6mo
Schnoebs I just hit 30 yesterday but I still have to post it on here. Looks like we‘re both keeping on track! 6mo
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Birdsong28 @Schnoebs It seems we both are. I don't actually plan my books I just see when I have finished them if it fits anything. 📚📖 6mo
Schnoebs Same! I‘m too much of a mood reader to really set a tbr for this or anything else 6mo
IvoryLunatic Where do I find the categories that you have there? I can‘t find that specific list 6mo
Birdsong28 @IvoryLunatic The hashtag we are using is what I have made up. 📚📖 6mo
IvoryLunatic @Birdsong28 thank you! 6mo
Birdsong28 @IvoryLunatic I tend to tag the user Schnoebs in my posts about it as well as me and her are doing the challenge together so if you do decide to do this challenge can you tag us both? Thank you 😀📚📖 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Very good. Enjoyed reading a different perspective on a much told story. If you are looking for a book on the murders of Jack the Ripper then this book isn't for you as this book looks into the victims and their lives before their infamous deaths. It offers the chance for them to defend themselves against the term used for them as 'Prostitutes' . This books shows how that term was just used as a cover all term for poor women. Highly recommended.

arlenefinnigan Looking forward to reading this. Saw your post and it made me wonder whether that awful Jack The Ripper museum is still open (it is unfortunately) and one of the first thing that comes up when you Google it is a trip advisor post asking "can you take children here?"...... Ugh. 6mo
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Lizpixie
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Even the lower shelves of my fantabulous #TBRcart from the #IkeaGods are full of amazing titles to read this weekend for the #24in48 #Readathon Sometimes having so many choices can be a curse instead of a blessing, am I the only one that goes into neutral trying to decide? Instead of BrainFreeze it‘s #BookBrainFreeze!🧠❄️🥶I‘ve just sent the hubby in to get my #readingsnacks for the weekend, plus I‘m cooking a slow cooker Morrocan Lamb casserole🥘

GatheringBooks i have a black version of your ikea holder of books - and i use it for the exact same purpose!! hehehe 6mo
Reagan Is that Linda Fairstein like the Central Park 5 woman!? 6mo
Lizpixie @GatheringBooks I have the black version for the kitchen! I‘m not allowed to put books in it, but I think my cookbooks are going to be sneaking into the bottom real soon😉 @Reagan-reads yep, she‘s been writing for awhile, this is Bk20 in her DA Alexandra Cooper series. I know she has a bad rep but I‘ve enjoyed her books long before I knew about that case. 6mo
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emilyhaldi YES! I almost always blackout when I‘m trying to pick a new book to read 🤪🤯 6mo
Reagan Fair enough! I had no idea she was also a writer until recently, and am just watching that series so it really jumped out! 6mo
Cathythoughts Good luck with the #readathon 🎉 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi Yep! Fellow book choice paralysis sufferer here! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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Floresj
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This book is about the lives of the 5 women who were killed by Jack the Ripper. Extensively researched, the author tracks each victim‘s life from her birth to night of death. (No gruesome descriptions of the murders.) Interesting historical lesson of London in 1870-1880‘s, themes of poverty, education, equity, domestic violence, and the plight of women in a lower class. Good read!

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TaciturnWhenReading
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Got my hands on this today. I‘m pretty excited for it!

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Birdsong28
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Roll on October!!! Can't wait to see these and if any UK Littens want to join me please feel free. Next to the names are the times of the talks not prices.

https://www.historyextra.com/events/

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silentrequiem
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Look what arrived today from the UK!

Mitch Ooohhh - I‘m going to see a production of this next week by the English Opera. Very excited! 10mo
imyril I‘m so happy someone is championing the five women he murdered 10mo
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Mitch
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Tickets books.... telling the story of the women who lost their lives in Whitechapel. Taking Jack out of the equation and telling the stories of the women‘s lives, not their deaths. Oh, and it‘s an opera! Will I have time to read the book first though...... #bookishproblems

DGRachel I have this book pre-ordered! 10mo
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TheAliceEvers
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I saw this in Foyles on the Southbank. It looks amazing!! I‘m fascinated by the stories of the women he killed and this looks like it really tells their stories and doesn‘t just paint them as prostitutes and nothing more. Has anyone read this yet?

rachaich I heard a good article about it :) 10mo
Emilymdxn I fell in love with this book in the exact same bookshop! Bring on payday, I really want to read t 10mo
Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola was looking all over the UK for this book while we were there vacationing! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Ha! Yes, it came out the week before our trip and since we were going on a Ripper tour but none of the stores I went into had it. Ill be curious to see what you think! 10mo
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Reviewsbylola
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What could be more #lonelylonely than the victims of Jack the Ripper? The Tower of London‘s Ravenmaster posted an article about this book today (he led Ripper tours in London for five years!). It will be released in the UK at the end of this month.

Unlike other Ripper books, this is focused more on his victims—who they were and how they ended up being victims of the most notorious serial killer in the world.

#timbittunes

LeahBergen I‘ve preordered this (something I rarely do)! 11mo
FantasyChick Oh I'm going to need to read this! 11mo
Cinfhen Are you now following Tower of London‘s Ravenmaster?!?!! 😂😂😂😂😂Book sounds great by the way 11mo
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Reviewsbylola Hell yeah I am! On FB and IG. 😂 @Cinfhen 11mo
Reviewsbylola I just requested it on Netgalley. 🤞🏻 Otherwise I will have to buy it the second I land in London. I want to read it before our Ripper tour. 😂 @LeahBergen 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m literally 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Mdargusch I need to read this! 11mo
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Liberty
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Evening reading: Helloooooooooo, nurse. Nothing like a little historical murder before bedtime. 🖤🔪☠️

mom2bugnbee Nice Animaniacs reference! 😂 13mo
LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to this one! 13mo
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Librarybelle
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Despite having an embarrassingly high number of #NetGalley books to read and review, I went down the request rabbit hole this evening. I just had to share this one - April 2019 release date. And, I was pre-approved! No brainer...downloading this one!

julesG I know exactly how that happens. And suddenly, your NetGalley pile is even higher. 13mo
LeahBergen Oh, this sounds great! 13mo
Librarybelle @julesG Oh yes...it‘s very addicting! 13mo
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Librarybelle @LeahBergen I know! I hope it‘s as good as it sounds! 13mo
Bakingbookworm I just requested a copy too!! Deanna Raybourn was saying on twitter that it was excellent. I like that Rubenhold gives the background of the women‘s lives. They may not be what we‘ve been told. 12mo
Librarybelle @Bakingbookworm I‘m glad the women‘s stories will be told. They deserve to be heard! 12mo
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