Vintage Classics Capture The Castle

Smith, Dodie

£7.99

This is the journal of Cassandra Mortmain. First, there is her eccentric father. Then there is her sister, Rose – and her stepmother, Topaz. Finally, there is Stephen, who is in love with Cassandra. Cassandra records her feelings on all of them.

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‘This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I’ve ever met’ J K Rowling

‘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 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**

Additional information

Weight 298 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 26 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

407

Language

English

Edition

Reissue

Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K