by Hallie Rubenhold - £9.99 Transworld Publishers Ltd (2020)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781784162344 | ISBN 10: 1784162345
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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.
WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS FOR HISTORY 2019
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