I Capture the Castle


A beautiful coming-of-age novel about first love
by Smith, Dodie | Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 05/02/2004 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 432 pages

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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 fading 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.

‘I know of few novels that inspire as much fierce lifelong affection in their readers’ Joanna Trollope**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**