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Hallie Rubenhold - Author

About the Author

Hallie Rubenhold is an historian and broadcaster and an authority on British 18th-century social history. She has written two works of non-fiction to critical acclaim: The Covent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce. Hallie lives in London with her husband.

 

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The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Author: Hallie Rubenhold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

____________________ READ THE REAL STORIES OF THE FIVE WOMEN KILLED BY JACK THE RIPPER - THE No. 5 Sunday Times BESTSELLER - A New York Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, GQ, Washington Post, Oprah Winfrey Magazine and Independent Summer read/History Book of the Year - SHORTLISTED for the BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NONFICTION - SHORTLISTED for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction - SHORTLISTED for the Historical Writers' Association Non-Fiction Crown Award 'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth. Powerful and shaming' GUARDIAN '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... An eloquent, stirring challenge to reject the prevailing Ripper myth.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Devastatingly good. The Five will leave you in tears, of pity and of rage.' LUCY WORSLEY 'Dignity is finally returned to these unfortunate women.' PROFESSOR DAME SUE BLACK 'Haunting' SUNDAY TIMES 'What a brilliant and necessary book' JO BAKER, author of Longbourn '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' THE SPECTATOR

The Scandalous Lady W An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce (by the bestselling author of The Five)

The Scandalous Lady W An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce (by the bestselling author of The Five)

Author: Hallie Rubenhold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

'Deliciously lurid' Sunday Times The Sunday Times bestselling author of The Five exposes the divorce that scandalised Georgian England. She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. Their marriage had the makings of a fairy tale but ended as one of the most salacious and highly publicised divorces in history. For over two hundred years the story of Lady Worsley, her vengeful husband, and her lover, George Maurice Bisset, lay forgotten. Now Hallie Rubenhold throws open a window to a rarely seen view of Georgian England, one coloured by passion, adventure and the defiance of social convention. Originally published with the title Lady Worsley's Whim.

Covent Garden Ladies

Covent Garden Ladies

Author: Hallie Rubenhold Format: eBook Release Date: 08/11/2012

The story behind HARRIS'S LIST and the book that inspired ITV's hit drama HARLOTSIn 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head-waiter at Shakespeare's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, and a celebrated London courtesan became bound together by the publication of a little book: Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This salacious publication detaling the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes eventually became one of the eighteenth century's most successful and scandalous literary works, selling 250,000 copies. During its heyday (1757-95) Harris's List was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Yet beyond its titillating passages lay a glimpse into the sex lives of those who lived and died by the List's profits during the Georgian era.The Covent Garden Ladies tells the story of three unusual characters: Samuel Derrick, John Harrison (aka Jack Harris) and Charlotte Hayes, whose complicated and colourful lives were brought together by this publication. The true history of the book is a tragicomic opera motivated by poverty, passionate love, aspiration and shame. Its story plunges the reader down the dark alleys of eighteenth-century London's underworld, a realm populated by tavern owners, pimps, punters, card sharks and of course, a colourful range of prostitutes and brothel-keepers.

The Harlot's Handbook

The Harlot's Handbook

Author: Hallie Rubenhold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2007

If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr Darcy and his 'fellows' got up to on their numerous trips to London read this edition of the book they would have certainly carried around...Harris' List of Covent Garden Ladies was a bestseller of the eighteenth century, shifting 250,000 copies in an age before mass consumerism. An annual 'guide book', it detailed the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1757-95) Harris' List was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Yet beyond its titillating passages lay a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and died by the List's profits during the Georgian era. Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, ruddiest and most surreal entries penned by Jack Harris, Pimp-General-of-All-England into this hilarious book.