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I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
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During six turbulent years in 1934, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family. By the time the last diary shuts, there have been great changes in... show more
During six turbulent years in 1934, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family. By the time the last diary shuts, there have been great changes in the Mortmain household, not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply, hopelessly, in love. Illustrations .
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312181109 (0312181108)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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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,...
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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
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5.0 I Capture the Castle
A book you appreciate at so many different levels depending on what age you are. I love Cassandra.
A Reading Vocation
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4.0 Book 84/100: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
This is my second reading of "I Capture the Castle." My first reading was around 2002. Although most of the people in my book club complained about it being "slow" and having "nothing happen," I found that it held up to a second reading for me. But being in the "minority opinion," I found myself hav...
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