I Capture The Castle (Paperback)
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I Capture The Castle (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 05/02/2004
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'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099460879
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 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
14th November 2012
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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
13th April 2016
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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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