Hallie Rubenhold

Book Shambles

When we said Hallie Rubenhold was going to be a guest on the show we were flooded with comments from people saying The Five, her 2019 book about the lives of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper,  was one of their favourite books of the last few years. They’re not alone as it was shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize and won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction. Robin chats to Hallie about that book, the reaction to it a year on, and what she’s working on now.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

The work of Charles Dickens

The Sherlock Holmes books of Arthur Conan Doyle

Dracula by Bram Stoker

From Hell by Alan Moore

Home Grown by Joan Smith

The Saddest Sound by Deborah Delano

You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson

In Darkest England and the Way Out by William Booth

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