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Editorial Reviews. Review. ''History and fairy tale are richly entwined in this spellbinding story. The Wild Girl - site edition by Kate Forsyth. Download it once. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. In a land where witchcraft has been forbidden, young site Store; ›; site eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction. Results 1 - 12 of 22 Search results for "kate forsyth" at Rakuten Kobo. Read free previews and reviews from booklovers. Shop eBooks and audiobooks at.

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Showing of 52 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. site Edition Verified download. The beauty of the characters, the intimacy, joy and awfulness of the settings as well as the research and direct and subtle references to the forbidding stories the Grimm brothers themselves collected and retold, initially evaded me.

I was stunned by what Forsyth has done and urge anyone who loves the history of fairytales, history itself as well as a wonderful, page-turning novel about love, sacrifice, loss, family and the ties that cruelly and gently bind, to seek this one out at once! Enter Dortchen, by now a teenager and a very able and imaginative crafter and re-teller of the old tales.

But reality catches Dortchen all too quickly and bleakly. Forbidden by her stern father from being courted by the impoverished Williem, Dortchen tries to accept what fate offers; but as a girl who loves stories, she also desires a different outcome. I found myself dwelling on this part of the book and my emotions were thrown into a tumult. No-one expresses yearning quite like Forsyth. Forsyth has undergone a great deal of research to write this book and come to some original and compelling conclusions about the tales and their tellers as well.

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Original, compelling, exquisitely written, this is a novel of epic and passionate proportions that offers readers so much and then even more. I really think Forsyth is one of the finest writers of this generation and her work deserves the widest of audiences.

Cannot recommend highly enough. Like Kate Forsyth's other novels I love the way Kate infuses her stories with fairytales or folk lore whilst delving into real historical information and presenting it in a way that you can cant help but fall in love with the characters, the landscape and the journey. This is a slow paced story that meanders along gently, through wars, invasions, abuse, drug use, hardship and family drama, it speaks softly and warmly and even in the most confronting scenes sensitive readers should be aware of sexual abuse, physical abuse and drug use in this book which may be disconcerting you somehow feel comforted.

I loved the detail of natural therapies, herbs and their uses, I have not previously read much about the Napoleanic rule, so I found that interesting and like another reviewer has said, it made me want to learn more about the Grimm brothers.

This novel has a good blend of drama, love, history, angst all wrapped up in a little bit of magic. Hardcover Verified download. My 4 stars means I wholeheartedly recommend this novel if you're into fairy tales or historicals especially if you like Hilary Mantel or Jennifer Donnelly or Geraldine Brooks. This is an intricate and absorbing novelized bio of Wilhelm Grimm's wife Dortchen Wild, who also served as one of his important story sources.

Forsyth uses the few facts known about Wild and the multitude of facts known about Grimm to build a life-story paralleled and illuminated by the fairy tales Wild contributed to the Grimms' collection including several of the most famous stories, such as "Hansel and Gretel" and a version of "Beauty and the Beast".

The sense of time and place is utterly wonderful, and Forsyth uses human, close-to-home aspects of the Napoleonic wars to anchor the setting. Tons of fascinating detail about clothes, food, flowers, herbs, medicines, society, and mores, and not one speck of this detail is forced or intrusive. By the midpoint, I couldn't put it down.

So why four stars instead of five? Because I reserve 5 stars for the small handful of my personal lifetime favorites. One of the most significant questions about Wilhelm and Dortchen is why they married so late in life. Along with the usual explanations about Grimm's poverty and Wild's family responsibilities, Forsyth examining the various editions of the murky and ambiguous story "All Kinds of Fur" posits a dark and secret reason for the delay.

So certain scenes may trouble sensitive or very young readers, and for that reason I'd class this book as New Adult. Going into this I knew nothing of the love story between Dortchen Wild and Wilheim Grimm and I didn't even have great knowledge of the history surrounding it. So all that was wonderful.

This book was beautiful written. It weaves the story expertly throughout a period of many years.


Dortchen falls in love with Wilheim from the first time she sees him when she's twelve years old. This story and life are never that easy.

The way the abuse plot line unfolded was very disturbing. It was fairly obvious where this was going and it was horrible to read and to watch Dortchen become a shadow of her former self. I thought the fairy tales themselves were well handled to. They didn't take away from the main story.

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