I Capture the Castle
Books | Fiction / Coming of Age
One of the 20th century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle!“This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter seriesAdapted to a feature film in 2003, I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love.By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"Highly entertaining. Great read for anyone. "
"This will always be my favourite coming of age book. "
"A cosy English story"
"2.5 stars. Started out charming and fun, if a little quirky and strange. But half-way through the journal became incredibly tedious and the love stories so juvenile that I struggled to finish. And the father was an awful human being yet we were supposed to be charmed by him? Just didn't work for me."