The Wild Girl
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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'
'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'
'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.'
'Skilfully blending history and the magical realm of fairytale, Forsyth has created a truly enchanting world oozing originality'
Good Book Guide
'A fantastic book...one of those books that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. Definitely recommended for everyone.'
'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.'
'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.'