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Continuing in the rich area of retelling of fairy tales and key figures in them The Wild Girl from Kate Forsyth tells the dark, disturbing, sometimes harsh and emotional story of Dortchen Wild who fell into seemingly impossible love with Wilhelm Grimm at the time he was collecting and publishing the now famous collection of fairy tales.
Beautifully written, evocative and inordinately well researched The Wild Girl will appeal to fans Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel.
Once there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one ...And then there was the Wild one. Dortchen Wild has loved Wilhelm Grimm since she was a young girl. Under the forbidding shadow of her father and the tyranny of Napoleon's army, the pair meet secretly to piece together a magical fairy tale collection. The story behind the stories of the Brothers Grimm.
'History and fairy tale are richly entwined in this spellbinding story. Unputdownable!' Juliet Marillier, author of Daughter in the Forest'
Publication date: 29/07/2013
Publisher: Allison & Busby
|Publication date:||29th July 2013|
|Publisher:||Allison & Busby|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,|
Kate Forsyth is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and been published in fourteen countries around the world. She is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of A Mother's Offering to her Children, the first book for children ever published in Australia. She lives by the sea in Sydney with her husband, three children, a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback, a bad-tempered black cat, and many thousands of books.More About Kate Forsyth