The Five - the Story of the Ripper’s Women with Hallie Rubenhold

A LoveLit event presented by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire Libraries

at Chesterfield Library on 18th June 2019, 7.00 pm. Tickets £6.88.

Who were the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper, Halllie Rubenhold shares their stories and offers new insights using previously unseen or unpublished material in a book which focused on the women, not their murderer.A talk with Q&A and signing with writer, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant Hallie Rubenhold.

The Five, Hallie’s newly published book tells the stories of the victims of the murder spree of Jack the Ripper, the most sensational crime of the Victorian Age. This book promises to completely change the narrative of the Ripper Murders. As an investigation into the women’s experiences it traces the surprising triumphs and heart-breaking difficulties they encountered throughout their lives. The Five has been optioned for a drama series by Main Street Pictures.

Hallie is the author of several non-fiction and historical fiction books including Lady Worsley’s whim appeared as a drama for BBC2 entitled The Scandalous Lady W, starring Natalie Dormer and Shaun Evans. She also wrote The Covent Garden Ladies which was the subject of the drama TV series The Harlots. Hallie also works as a historical consultant including television series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and City of Vice as well as documentaries like The Harlots Handbook for BBC4. She is currently developing a drama series about indentured servants set in pre-Revolutionary America.

"Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage."

--Lucy Worsley, BBC presenter, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and author

"At last, the Ripper's victims get a voice...An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth."

--The Mail on Sunday

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This event is suitable for adults.

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