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I Capture The Castle
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I Capture The Castle (Paperback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 31/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780099460879  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dorothy Gladys 'Dodie' Smith was born in 1896 in Lancashire and she was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. Her first novel, I Capture the Castle, was written when she lived in America during the 1940's and marked her crossover debut from playwright to novelist. The novel became an immediate success and was produced as a play in 1954. She has written numerous other novels but is best known today for The Hundred and One Dalmatians, a story for younger readers. The Hundred and One Dalmatians became the basis of two Disney films.

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Set in 1930s Suffolk, this story of a somewhat eccentric family is told through the journal entries of seventeen year old Cassandra Mortmain. This book has been described as ‘dreamy’, and I would include ‘timeless’ to its description. Published in 1949, these characters nevertheless still live among us. Read it curled up with a cup of tea in your kitchen sink. - Cindy.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011

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