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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tuesday Titles 037: I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
A couple of weeks ago, when I was hanging out with Alex, I'd just finished the book I was reading and she offered me this. Shamefully, I'd never read it, but I really don't know why.

I Capture The Castle is the journal of Cassandra Mortmain, who lives in the crumbling castle and writes about her family and life in 1930s England. On the brink of poverty, Cassandra and her family make the most of everything and refuse to give up. She and her sister Rose dream of what life would be like if they married handsome, wealthy men.

Could their dreams be realised when the Cotton brothers move in next door after inheriting the Hall next door?

I loved the way that Cassandra's writing "captured" every aspect of her life and the people around her. I found myself longing for the object of her affections to return her feelings.

I absolutely loved this, but don't want to say too much, as I'd urge you to read it.

8 comments:

  1. I think I'm the only person who doesn't love this book! Though I did like it better as a 20-something than as a teenager... Maybe I should try it again in my 30s?

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    1. I can't believe it took me so long to read it - would love to know if your thoughts change if you read it again.

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  2. I love, love, love I Capture The Castle. Neither my mum nor I had ever read it (I say that because we were both, as children/teens and now as adults, big on this kind of novel) until my mum's partner introduced us to it about ten years ago. From the first lines, "I write this sitting in the kitchen sink...," to the last it is sheer perfection.

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    1. I can't believe it had taken me this long to get around to reading it!

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  3. Aww, I love this book - haven't read it for years but tempted to root around in the loft for my copy soon!

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    1. Do it - I think I need to raid my parents' attic soon as there are a few books I've been thinking I'd like to read again, which I'm sure must be in there.

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  4. This is one of my favourites!!!

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