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Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and has now sold more than a million copies internationally. Her novels include The Beast’s Garden, a retelling of ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’ set in the underground resistance to Hitler in Nazi Germany; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers' fairy tales; and Bitter Greens, a retelling of 'Rapunzel' which won the 2015 American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction. She has just finished writing a novel called Beauty in Thorns, which tells the extraordinary love story behind the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones's famous painting of 'Sleeping Beauty.' Kate’s books for children include The Impossible Quest, The Gypsy Crown and The Puzzle Ring, which was hailed as ‘a richly told tale of history, magic and intrigue by a wonderful storyteller.’ Named one of Australia's Favourite Novelists, Kate has a doctorate in fairy tale studies and is an accredited master storyteller. You can find out more about her books on her website, and follow her on Twitter for updates on her work.

Ask anyone for the names of the great fairy tale tellers, But hardly anyone will mention Mary de Morgan, Pre-Raphaelite,

Like many people, I thought the Grimm brothers had lived long ago & travelled around Germany collecting stories from old