I Capture the Castle Collector's Library

Author(s): Dodie Smith

Children's Classics

"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.

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.

General Fields

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

Special Fields

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