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I Capture the Castle Collector's Library

I Capture the Castle Collector's Library

Author: Dodie Smith
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
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"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 wroteThe Hundred and One Dalmatians.

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A beautiful collector's edition of Dodie Smith's brilliantly funny tale of young love.

Author description

Dodie Smith was born in Lancashire in 1896. She trained at RADA and went on to carve out a career as both a novelist and a playwright, producing seven novels and ten plays. She wrote I Capture the Castle during the Second World War while living in America with her husband, and it was a great commercial and critical success when published in 1949. Some seven years later her children's classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians - inspired by her own beloved Dalmatian, Pongo - was published. It remains the work for which she is probably most well-known, in large part thanks to the iconic Walt Disney film based on it. Dodie Smith died in 1990.

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General Fields

  • : 9781509843732
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library, The
  • : September 2017
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.912
  • : English
  • : New Edition
  • : Hardback
  • : Dodie Smith
  • : 448