I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle

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This is the wonderful journal of Cassandra Mortmain, aged 17. A heartwarming and completely original coming-of-age story, it is the account of one year in her life and that of her extraordinary family. With great wit and sensitivity Cassandra reveals her eccentric father with writer's block, her clever younger brother Tom, and eldest sister Rose, beautiful, bored, and mainly interested in marrying a rich man. Then there is their stepmother Topaz, a rather exotic artist's model, and Stephen who works for the family and is hopelessly in love with Cassandra. When two young American men, Simon and Neil, arrive to live nearby, the lives of this intimate community are changed forever. Cassandra records the events in her diary from the crumbling castle, which is their home. The result is marvellously funny and genuinely moving.
Emilia Fox the narrator, is one of Britain's best-loved television and radio actors, and star of Silent Witness.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 4 pages
  • 130 x 150 x 17mm | 129g
  • CSA Word
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Main
  • 1901768872
  • 9781901768879
  • 931,086

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I think it is a book that will be very much lived in by many people; because you can live in it, like Dickens * * Christopher Isherwood * * This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met. * * J.K. Rowling * * I know of few novels - except Pride and Prejudice - that inspire as much fierce lifelong affection in their readers. * * Joanna Trollope * * An excellent offering from CSA Word to be enjoyed by all the family. * * The Disability Times * *
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About Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith (1896-1990) was an English novelist and playwright, best known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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