I Capture the Castle - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)
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I Capture the Castle - Macmillan Collector's Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 21/09/2017
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One of BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World.

A wonderfully quirky coming-of-age story, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians is an affectionately drawn portrait of one of the funniest families in literature.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is illustrated by Ruth Steed, and features an afterword by publisher Anna South.

The eccentric Mortmain family have been rattling around in a vast, decrepit castle for years, gradually slipping into financial ruin. Mortmain is crippled by writer’s block, while his beautiful second wife Topaz struggles to be a dutiful stepmother to Rose, Cassandra and Thomas. Rose needs a husband, Thomas an education but Cassandra lives for her writing. Through her gloriously witty and shrewd diaries, she chronicles the trials of family life, the impact on their prospects of the arrival of a glamorous American family, and the agonies of falling in love for the first time.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509843732
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 156 x 101 x 25 mm

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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

Paperback edition
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“Lovely!”

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.

Paperback edition
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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

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