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The Wild Girl

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Author Kate Forsyth
Rights UK & Comm ex Can ex ANZ
ISBN 9780749015572
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Once upon a time 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 Napoléon’s army, the pair meet secretly to piece together a magical fairy tale collection.

Be swept away by the story behind the tales of the Brothers Grimm.

What The Critics Said

'Forsyth's writing is lush and evocative and her characters always entice'

A Fantastical Librarian

'History and fairy tale are richly entwined in this spellbinding story. Unputdownable!'

Juliet Marillier, author of Daughter in the Forest

'Wonderful. Whether you love fairy tales or historical fiction or romance, there is something for you'

January Magazine

'Forsyth provides fascinating insight into the complex politics involved in the Grimms' ambitious project . . . But more than that, this is a beautiful and often heartbreaking love story that is sure to move and captivate readers'


'I have never been particularly interested in reading historical fiction but this novel has drastically changed my views on the genre as a whole. I couldn’t want for a better novel... a five out of five from me... Overall a superbly written novel.'

Shoutame Reads

'Skilfully blending history and the magical realm of fairytale, Forsyth has created a truly enchanting world oozing originality'

Good Book Guide

'A fantastic of those books that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. Definitely recommended for everyone.'

Tiny Library

'This is a book that is in turns dark, romantic, magical and horrifying mirroring many of the original tales that Dortchen, her sisters and family tell to Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm...Kate has taken the story of a little known woman and given her her rightful place in history. The Wild Girl is an unforgettable novel of forbidden love, war and fairy tale and I can’t recommend it highly enough.'

One More Page

'Kate Forsyth has woven together a beautiful blend of history, romance and of course fairytales with her lovable characters and enchanting descriptions. I adored the character of Dortchen and overall this book totally blew me away. I was engrossed and enchanted and couldn't put it down. The afterword at the end provides further fascinating insight into this time of fairytales in history and puts the whole book into context. This is a stunning book inside and out to truly be treasured.'

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  1. ReadAlongWithSue Sue Ward

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    My first thoughts were, what a stunning cover.
    I'd never seen this book or heard of it before, probably because it was not in my mainstream reading genre.

    When I investigated this book a little more it intrigued me.

    Loosely based around the Brothers Grimm.
    I remember that story from my younger days. And I remembered I loved it.

    This is the first 'retelling' I have read. I see lots of my friends on Goodreads & Book Tube Reading 'Retellings' but I've been afraid to read them.
    Not anymore!

    There are six sisters, each broken down into descriptions of:
    The pretty one
    The musical one
    The clever and knowledgeable one
    The helpful one
    The young one
    The wild one.

    The fairytale aspect of this lovely story was captured within its exquisite wording. I loved it.
    The secret romance Dortchen and Wilhelm had, they loved each other from a very young age.
    Her father forbade it, but alas they met in secret.

    I enjoyed this so much.
    So I'm so glad that the publishers sent me this, it gave me an opportunity to explore my reading f

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