Season 1, Episode 2, Aug 19, 2019, 06:00 AM
Sara Pascoe interviews Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. They discuss poverty, addiction, the history of trafficking, the shame and stigma around women who lead unconventional lives and the similarities between Victorian London and present day.
Thank you so much for listening and thank you to the fantastic Hallie Rubenhold. Here is a bit more information on the author:
🍌 Hallie Rubenhold is a social historian and an authority on women's lives of the past. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her books include Lady Worsley's Whim, dramatised by the BBC as The Scandalous Lady W, and Covent Garden Ladies: The Extraordinary Story of Harris's List, which inspired the ITV series Harlots. She lives in London with her husband.
You can find out more at her website: hallierubenhold.com
And Hallie is on Twitter @HallieRubenhold
🍌 Her book is genuinely amazing and you can grab it here.
We also mention the work of William Stead – his book about the children being sold for sex in London is available for free here.