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I Capture the Castle By Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle

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Cassandra's journal records her fadingly glamorous stepmother, her beautiful, wistful older sister and the man to whom they all owe their isolation and poverty - Father. The author of one novel, and a minor cause celebre, he has writer's block and is determined to drag his family down with him.

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I write this sitting at the kitchen sink' is the first line of a novel about love, sibling rivalry and a bohemian existence in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Cassandra Mortmin's journal records her fadingly glamorous stepmother, her beautiful, wistful older sister and the man to whom they owe both their isolation and poverty - Father. The author of one experimental novel, and a minor cause celebre, he has since suffered from writer's block and is determined to drag his family down with him. But if the iron has entered Father's soul it hasn't penetrated Cassandra's ...

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This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met J.K. Rowling A delicious, compulsively readable novel about young love and its vicissitudes. What fun! Erica Jong Much more fun than the reader has any right to expect THE WEEKLY STANDARD Dreamy and funny...an odd, shimmering timelessness clings to its pages. A thousand and one cheers for its reissue. A + ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

About Dodie Smith


Dodie Smith was born in Manchester in 1896. The author of the famous THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS, she died in 1990.

Additional information

GOR001284832
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Dodie Smith
VMC
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-05-01
368
1844080218
9781844080212
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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