I Capture the Castle (Paperback)
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I Capture the Castle (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/08/2012
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"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining-board, which I have padded with our dog's blanket and the tea-cosy". This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home. Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will be soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America, and Cassandra finds herself falling in love...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572886

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“Honest and brilliant!”

This is the second time I have read this book, I think everytime you read it you find a new meaning and something that you can resonate with.
It is beautifully written and such a clever, innocent and brutally honest... More

Paperback edition
23rd March 2013
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“Absolutely beautiful...”

I Capture the Castle is definitely my favourite book of all time. I first read it when I was twelve and every time I've read it since, I gain something new from it.
It's a quintessential British tale about... More

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10th March 2010
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“A great coming of age tale”

Cassandra is a seventeen year old girl who lives with her family in a decaying castle. With little money Cassandra spends most of her time observing the lives of those around her and capturing the daily life in the... More

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14th November 2012
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