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The five of the title are the five women that Jack the Ripper is - supposedly - known to have killed. There may be others who don't fit the Modus Operandi of these five but they are held to be the Canonical Five that he killed. This book is a factual book about their lives and who they were, as far as can be ascertained now. I found this book fascinating. The social mores of the day had it that these five women and women in general, especially working class women, did not stand a chance of a decent life. The author doesn't go into what happened to women (middle class and upwar