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I Capture the Castle

ebook

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink...'

This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home. Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will be soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America, and Cassandra finds herself falling in love...

BACKSTORY: Get to know Dodie Smith, and be inspired to keep your own diary!

**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**


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Publisher: Random House

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781448139903
  • Release date: August 2, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781448139903
  • File size: 2082 KB
  • Release date: August 2, 2012

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.9
Lexile® Measure:920
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink...'

This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home. Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will be soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America, and Cassandra finds herself falling in love...

BACKSTORY: Get to know Dodie Smith, and be inspired to keep your own diary!

**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**


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