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  • Published: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141371504
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $21.00

I Capture The Castle




An absolute classic coming-of-age novel from the 1940s, with an irresistible narrator, which fans of contemporary writers such as Meg Rosoff, Rainbow Rowell or E Lockhart will love. Part of the Originals - Penguin's very best modern classics for young adults.

"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink" is the memorable first line of this enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal. Cassandra wittily describes life growing up in a crumbling castle, with her father who suffers from crippling writer's block, her glamorous but ineffectual step-mother and her vain but beloved sister Rose. When two visiting Americans arrive, all of their lives are turned upside down, and Cassandra experiences her first love.

This is a classic coming-of-age story, beloved of generations of teenage and adult readers, by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

  • Published: 30 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141371504
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $21.00

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Praise for I Capture The Castle

This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met

J. K. Rowling

The appeal of the book is that of a time of innocence . . . When a girl of 17 could still be all but untouched by sexuality. At the same time it captures the pangs of growing up and unrequited first love.

Observer

A book for everyone who is young, poor, fed up and yearning for something exciting to happen

Irish Times

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