I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle - The Originals

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Synopsis

"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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141371504
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 27661
Number of pages: 534
Weight: 376g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 42mm