Kate Forsyth’s stunning The Wild Girl, an imagined life of Dortchen Wild, who fed the Brothers Grimm her many tales
Ashley Hay, The Australian
The Wild Girl is a beautiful and often heartbreaking love story that is sure to move and captivate readers.
Voted as the Most Memorable Love Story by Australian voters in books of 2013 on TheReadingRoom
This book captivated me from the very first scene. An historical novel with a lot of heart which will appeal to lovers of Austen and the Brontes as well as those in love with Kate Morton and Philippa Gregory.
John Purcell, Booktopia
I found this novel very moving and I respect the writer’s personal generosity in going to such sad and emotionally painful places in order to write Dortchen’s life. Like a fairytale, The Wild Girl gives us an explosive and evocative set of truths set within a deceptively simple and delicately written story.
Folly Gleeson, Newtown Review of Books
It is a deeply moving, personal story juxtaposed with an important period in human history about an event that is still culturally significant today. Lovers of historical novels, lovers of fairy tales and fantasy and lovers of great writing will be united by this accomplished, articulate novel.
Meredith Jaffe, Hoopla
All you need to know this week from our children's and young adult book expert Sarah Mayor Cox, is that Kate Forsyth's fabulous book The Wild Girl about Dortchen Wild, who was married to Wilhelm Grimm and who told him over a quarter of the 'Grimm Brothers' tales, is the best book she's read in a long time! It's a love story, historical fiction, narrative moon-fiction, and has themes of injustice, feminism, war, incest, and poverty. Sarah just loved it. It's being billed as a book for adults, but YA's will love it too, as will most people who love a good folk or fairy tale.
Mornings with Fiona Parker, 774ABC Melbourne
In this beautifully written, and yes romantic story, Forsyth has done lovers of fairytales a great service, giving us the ultimate homage.
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