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Author Forsyth, Kate, 1966- author.

Title The Wild girl / Kate Forsyth.

Published North Sydney, NSW : Random House Australia, 2013.
North Sydney, New South Wales : Random House Australia, 2013.


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Physical description 539 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Growing up in the German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in the early nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy-tale scholar Willhelm Grimm. It is a time of war, tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decide to save the old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small all over the land. Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories, such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Frog King' and 'Six Swans'. As she tells them to Wilhelm, their love blossoms. Yet the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's father has other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream. Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just the stuff of fairy tales.....
Subject Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859. -- Fiction.
Grimm, Dortchen -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Fairy tales -- Germany.
Germany -- History -- 1789-1900 -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781741668490 (paperback)