I Capture the Castle - The Originals (Paperback)Dodie Smith (author)
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"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink" is the memorable first line of this enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal. Cassandra wittily describes life growing up in a crumbling castle, with her father who suffers from crippling writer's block, her glamorous but ineffectual step-mother and her vain but beloved sister Rose. When two visiting Americans arrive, all of their lives are turned upside down, and Cassandra experiences her first love.
This is a classic coming-of-age story, beloved of generations of teenage and adult readers, by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
Every time I meet someone who also loves I Capture the Castle, I know we must be kindred spirits * Jenny Han, bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before *
I know of few novels that inspire as much fierce lifelong affection in their readers * Joanna Trollope *
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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
This is a lovely book; quite deserving of its place in the hearts of many of its readers and its status as a classic. It does have some slap-worthy characters but is probably the better for that. A very enjoyable read.
“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.
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