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1800 bis 1899 n. Chr
Tatsachenberichte: True Crime
Tatsachenberichte: Leben nach Missbrauch
Wohnen und Obdachlosigkeit
Opferforschung & Kriminalitätsopfer
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'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming'
'GRIPPING' New York Times
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.
Their murderer was never identified, but the name created for him by the press has become far more famous than any of these five women.
Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.
'At last, the Ripper's victims get a voice' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage.'
'How fitting that in the year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, dignity is finally returned to these unfortunate women.'
PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK
'Haunting' SUNDAY TIMES
'I've been waiting for this book for years. Beautifully written and with the grip of a thriller, it will open your eyes and break your heart' ERIN KELLY
'An outstanding work of history-from-below ... magnificent' SPECTATOR