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I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Jenny Agutter
I Capture the Castle
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I Capture the Castle is Dodie Smith's first novel, written in 1949 while living in USA. Smith was already an established playwright and later became famous for authoring the children's classic The Hundred and One Dalmatians. This coming-of-age novel recounts in the first person the adventures of... show more
I Capture the Castle is Dodie Smith's first novel, written in 1949 while living in USA. Smith was already an established playwright and later became famous for authoring the children's classic The Hundred and One Dalmatians. This coming-of-age novel recounts in the first person the adventures of an eccentric family, the Mortmains, struggling to live in a decaying English castle during the 1930s. The narrator is Cassandra Mortmain, an intelligent 17 year old who tells the story via her personal diaries.The head of the Mortmain family is Cassandra Mortmain's father, a writer suffering from writer's block who has not published anything since his first book, a hit entitled, Jacob Wresstling. Ten years before the story begins, he took out a forty-year lease on a dilapidated but beautiful castle, hoping to find either inspiration or isolation there; now, his family is selling off the furniture to buy food. Mortmain's second wife, Topaz, is an exotically beautiful artist's model...
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780754094678 (0754094677)
Publisher: AudioGO
Edition language: English
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paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
0.0 I Capture the Castle
Read about a third of it. Super meh.
danae
danae rated it
I really, really like Dodie Smith's writing style. This isn't a book with a lot of action and adventure, but the narrative was great and it kept me interested. I thought the book could have been formatted better, though, to remind readers that it's a journal. All of the characters were well-written,...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 I Capture the Castle
I've promised myself that during the coming year, I will be more careful and avoid reading crap. There were points in the past few months where I became so bogged down in terrible writing that I was stymied, unable to go forward or backward. Thankfully, with I Capture the Castle, I've found the perf...
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment
even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
5.0 I Capture the Castle
A book you appreciate at so many different levels depending on what age you are. I love Cassandra.
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
5.0 I Capture the Castle
A book you appreciate at so many different levels depending on what age you are. I love Cassandra.
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