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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith


I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle’s walls, and her own first descent into love.

I Capture the Castle is No. 5 on our Top 10 Best-Ever UKYA Novels list.

Author: K

YA writer. Voracious reader. Feminist. Home educator. Addicted to tea and Twitter.

4 thoughts on “I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

  1. How apt is this post? I’ve just finished reading ‘I capture the castle’ this lunchtime, lol. :o)

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