Author Event with Kate Forsyth
13th Mar '13 @ Berkelouw Eumundi
Join us for a glass of champagne with Kate Forsyth on Wednesday, 13th March at 6:00 p.m.
Kate will be launching her new book Wild Girl published by Vintage Australia available for attendees at 20% off RRP
Growing up next door to the Grimm brothers in Hesse-Cassel, a small German kingdom, Dortchen Wild was the source of some of the most powerful and compelling stories in the famous fairy tale collection, and the true love of Wilhelm Grimm. This is their dramatic and passionate story - one of the greatest untold love stories in history. Set during the French Revolution, a time of war and poverty under Napoleon’s occupation, The Wild Girl tells the story of two poor neighbouring families, the Grimms and the Wilds. As an act of defiance to the occupation, the Grimm brothers began collecting old stories from neighbours and friends with an aim to publish a book and preserve some of the German folklore. The greatest of these sources was Dortchen Wild, she told Wilhelm the tales of The Frog King, Hansel and Gretel and Rumpelstiltskin among others. Wilhelm and Dortchen fell in love, but due to her overbearing and abusive fatherand both families extreme poverty, they were unable to marry. Their only chance to be together rested on the success of the story collection.
• It is 200 years since the Grimm Brothers fairy tales were first published and they have never been more popular
• Kate Forsyth is currently completing her PhD in Fairy-tales and can discuss
Where: 87 Memorial Drive, Eumundi, 4562, AU
When: Wed, 13th Mar
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM