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Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold is a bestselling author, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant for TV and film. Her most recent book, The Five; The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper (Doubleday, 2019) is this year’s winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction. The Five is a work of women’s social history, following her books Lady Worsely’s Whim, The Scandalous Lady W (turned into a BBC drama) and Harris’ List of Covent Garden Ladies (which inspired The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock and ITV’s Harlots). Her expertise lies in revealing the stories of previously unknown women and episodes in history. By drawing upon a wealth of formerly unseen archival material and adding a full historical context to the victims’ lives, The Five promises to change the narrative of these murders forever.

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