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I Capture the Castle Through six turbulent months of 1934, 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family By the time the last diary shuts, there have been great changes in the Mortmain household, not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply, hopelessly, in love. Best Read I Capture the Castle [ Author ] Dodie Smith [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – survivingtheholocaust.us

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  • Hardcover
  • 343 pages
  • I Capture the Castle
  • Dodie Smith
  • English
  • 19 May 2018
  • 0312181108

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  1. says:

    What a generous caretaker of a novel.If I say that this novel didn t require me to do any work, it sounds like a vague insult, as if I m saying that the story or the characters were slight, and that s not at all what I mean I mean that the novel, both through format a very self aware narrator s journal and authorial intent with a firm eye on the sort of story telling pedigree that brought her there , anticipated my readerly needs and desires with such swiftness that I felt agreeably...


  2. says:

    This is going to be the shortest review I ve written on this site in a while The reason I m going to keep it short is because no description could possibly do justice to this quintessentially English coming of age story which ranks among the most pleasant surprises I ve had, book wise A summary would make it sound slight, trite and predictable, all of which it is, and would not reflect the fact that it s also funny as hell, charismatic, deliciously eccentric, Austenesque and so utterly charmin This is going to be the shortest review I ve written on this site in a while The reason I m going to keep it short is because no description could possibly do justice to this quintessentially English coming of age story which ranks among the most pleasant surprises I ve had, book wise A summary would make it sound slight, trite and pre...


  3. says:

    My name is Cassandra Mortmain, I know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian, we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes, quite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls My name is Cassandra Mortmain, I know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian, we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes, quite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls for pudding We have thought of cooking one of our dogs but that would not do Also, something you should be aware of, although you will find out pretty soon I believe, is that I suffer from acute logorrhoea, which is a debilitating condition that impels its victi...


  4. says:

    That s right I really liked it And I m not ashamed to admit it Now, would you please excuse me while I go read Hemingway and then kill something with my bare hands.


  5. says:

    With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th birthday by my stepdad, the title Pride and Prejudice scribbled on a piece of paper and handed to me by my young must ve been straight out of college 7th grade English teacher she gave me the paper and sent me to the library to find it, and I still remember sitting in that classroom taking in the opening page with grand delight.I hadn t ever heard of I Capture the With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th bi...


  6. says:

    Dear I Capture the Castle,What to say, what to say Hard to put down all the feelings To put it simply you did everything right The characterization like flowers slowly blooming The story like seasons changing, invisibly but inevitably The romance made both heartfelt and utterly, often infuriatingly real The details, oh the details I was put right into this w...


  7. says:

    Upcoming fall 2017 buddy read with the Retro Reads group if anyone is interested.I had never heard of I Capture the Castle until a friend gave it an extremely strong recommendation a few weeks ago Dodie Smith is the author of The 101 Dalmatians the original basis for the Disney movie, and the only reason I was familiar with her name , which I read many years ago and really enjoyed.This 1948 novel is a coming of age tale about an intelligent 17 year old girl, Cassandra Mortmain, who lives in se Upcoming fall 2017 buddy read with the Retro Reads group if anyone is interested.I had never heard of I Capture the Castle until a friend gave it an extremely strong recommendation a few weeks ago Dodie Smith is the author of The 101 Dalmatians the original basis for the Disney movie, and the only reason I was familiar with her name , which I read many years ago and really enjoyed.This 1948 novel is a coming of age tale about an intelligent 17 year old girl, Cassandra Mortmain, who lives in semi genteel but crushing poverty in mid 1930s England, in a dilapidated castle ...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here i found this book to alternate between delightful and infuriating.here is the delightful images of the english countryside and the crumbling, fantastic castle cassandra s optimism and intelligence pre simon perfect descriptions of peaceful, co...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Dodie Smith s I Capture the Castle is a charming and surprising read I was enchanted by the first paragraph, but never did I imagine that it would be the sort of book that left me speechless at the end in awe and contemplative and wanting to readbut knowing that anything else I picked up just wouldn t feel right.The narrator, who is consciously attempting to capture in her journal her family s eccentric and impoverished life in their unfurnished, deteriorating castle home, is simply en Dodie Smith s I Cap...


  10. says:

    This novel was darn near perfect.Cassandra her family inhabit a castle in conditions of extreme poverty Cassandra captures both her family s character their eccentric life style beautifully in her journals a very rare example of a diary narration working Different styles depths of love are explored I will never be persuaded that Cassandra s father is a likeabl...

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