I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith

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"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.  That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board...I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring--I wrote my very best poem while sitting on the hen-house."

Thus reads the first journal entry of Cassandra Mortmain, daughter of a famous author with severe writer's block. Now this quirky family (you're going to love each character) is on the brink of destitution.

Cassandra, unlike her beautiful sister Rose, is able to romanticize her dreary life  and make you wish you were hanging out in this dilapidated English castle with the rest of the gang.  

Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians, is such captivating story-teller!  You will feel and laugh and wish the book never ended!  I promise!

My daughter wanted me to include this tidbit--This is J. K. Rowling's favorite book!

Happy Reading

 Bonus:  I have included a strange book group discussion question.  Would you agree that             I Capture the Castle is a combination of Pride and Prejudice, Anne Frank's Diary, and The Addams Family? One more--Did reading this question make you want to read the book? 

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