I Capture the Castle

By Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith’s novel about a family living in poverty in a decrepit English castle bursts with charm from the very first sentence. A glorious story for all ages.
~ Her Majesty Queen Camilla
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Publish Date: 1948

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.

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