Saturday, July 6, 2013

Kate Forsyth on tour for The Wild Girl, July 29 – August 23

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Please join Kate Forsyth as she tours virtually for The Wild Girl from July 29 – August 23.

The Wild GirlPublication Date: July 29, 2013
Allison & Busby
Hardcover; 350p
ISBN-10: 0749013281

The Wild Girl is an historical novel for adults that tells of the love story between Wilhelm Grimm, younger of the famous Grimm Brothers, and the girl who grew up next door, Dortchen Wild, who was the source of a great many of the brothers’ fairy tales. Wilhelm and Dortchen first met in 1805, when she was only twelve, just before their home town of Cassel is taken over by Napoleon’s soldiers.

From 1807, the Grimm brothers began collecting stories from Dortchen and her sisters and friends. Stories she told Wilhelm include The Frog King, Hansel & Gretel, Mother Holle, the Singing Bone, The Six Swans, and Thousand-Furs (better known as Deerskin). The first collection of fairytales was published in 1812, an attempt to keep German folktales alive during the French occupation. War, death, and poverty conspire to keep Wilhelm and Dortchen apart.

They marry at last in 1825, a week before Dortchen’s 32nd birthday, and set up house together with Wilhelm’s older brother Jacob, living together until their deaths.

Praise for THE WILD GIRL

“Kate Forsyth’s new novel takes us beneath and beyond the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. This novel offers the reader an enormous surprise. What seems a simple but richly told story of enduring love arising in childhood opens into an imaginative and wrenching examination of violence and its effects. … Like a fairytale, The Wild Girl gives us an explosive and evocative set of truths set within a deceptively simple and delicately written story.”
-The Newtown Review of Books

“This is a novel that I highly recommend for people who love historical fiction, but especially for those who enjoy novels about reading and storytelling. It is an enchanting page turner that has all the elements of a great fairy tale: all through the book you will hope that love will prevail, that good conquers evil, and that those who do good receive their just reward, just as those who do evil receive theirs … but you will have to read the book to find out if all of this actually happens in The Wild Girl. As for me, I am already looking forward to Kate’s next novel.”
-The Reading Room.com

This is a very fine story indeed of dark tales within tales (of course, of romance) and all against the backdrop of Napoleon’s plundering of Europe. I simply love this book. Kate has a brilliant gift for storytelling and a scholarly touch to her research that imbues this book with an abundance of authenticity and drama.”
-Brett Osmond

‘The Wild Girl is an exquisite package, an epic tale of love, war and fairytales, impeccably researched, deftly layered and beautifully wrought.’
-The Eclectic Reader blog

Kate Forsyth’s ‘The Wild Girl’ is a remarkable tale that beautifully blends fact and fiction. It is a sweeping historical romance that will appeal to both adults and young adults, as it reminds us the power of storytelling and loving, even in the hardest of times. Alpha Reader
‘Infused with imagination and sprinkled with soul, The Wild Girl has won my heart …. An enduring love story, fairy tales and a backdrop of politics and epic battles that would be the stuff of fantasy if it wasn’t real … what more could I ask for in a book?’
– Write Note Reviews

About the AuthorKate Forsyth 1

Kate Forsyth is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 books for adults and children , translated into 13 languages. She was recently named in the Top 25 of Australia’s Favourite Novelists. Since The Witches of Eileanan was named a Best First Novel by Locus Magazine, Kate has won or been nominated for many awards, including a CYBIL Award in the US. She’s also the only author to win five Aurealis awards in a single year, for her Gypsy Crown series of children’s historical novels. Kate’s latest novel, Bitter Greens, interweaves a retelling of the Rapunzel fairytale with the scandalous life story of the woman who first told the tale, the 17th century French writer Charlotte-Rose de la Force. It has been called ‘the best fairy tale retelling since Angela Carter’ and ‘an imaginative weaving of magic, fairy tale and history’. A direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia, Kate is currently studying a doctorate in fairy tales at the University of Technology in Sydney, where she lives by the sea, with her husband, three children, and many thousands of books.

Please visit Kate Forsyth’s WEBSITE and BLOG for more information. You can also find her on FACEBOOK and follow her on TWITTER.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, July 29
Review at One More Page

Tuesday, July 30
Guest Post at Passages to the Past

Thursday, August 1
Guest Post at One More Page

Monday, August 5
Review at Tiny Library

Tuesday, August 6
Review at Lit Nerd

Wednesday, August 7
Review at The Worm Hole

Thursday, August 8
Interview at Lit Nerd

Friday, August 9
Guest Post at The Worm Hole

Monday, August 12
Review at Lovely Treez Reads

Wednesday, August 14
Review at Kincavel Korner
Review at Medieval Bookworm

Thursday, August 15
Interview at Kincavel Korner

Friday, August 16
Review at Lit Addicted Brit

Monday, August 19
Review at Read Write Reviews

Tuesday, August 20
Interview at Read Write Reviews

Wednesday, August 21
Review at The Little Reader Library

Friday, August 23
Reviews at She Reads Novels

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