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  • I Capture the Castle
  • Dodie Smith
  • English
  • 06 September 2018
  • 9780312181109

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Dodie Smith ô 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Å I Capture the Castle Ts there have been great changes in the Mortmain household not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply hopelessly in love. Dear I Capture the CastleWhat to say what to say Hard to put down all the feelings To put it simply you did everything right The characterization like flowers slowly blooming The story like seasons changing invisibly but inevitably The romance made both heartfelt and utterly often infuriatingly real The details oh the details I was put right into this world and right into Cassandra s head And the charm You are such a charming book so amusing and so sweet tempered yet with a certain saltiness as well and a sharp tang Head in the clouds feet firmly planted on earth You are a love letter to the past and to writing and to what makes a home and to young people with all of their future ahead of them and older people who have all of their future ahead of them You are a love letter to love I fell in love with you in turn I would change nothing about you DEAR HATERSNO THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A YOUNG ADULT BOOK IT IS A BOOK ABOUT YOUNG ADULTS SOMETIMES THERE IS A DIFFERENCENO THIS BOOK IS NOT LIKE POND SCUM AND USING THAT DESCRIPTION FOR IT SAYS MORE ABOUT YOU THAN IT DOES ABOUT THE BOOKNO THE FATHER IS NEITHER SEXIST NOR ABUSIVE FOR CHRISSAKESYES ALL OF THE NUMEROUS AND OFTEN UIRKY DETAILS ARE THERE FOR A REASON THEY ARE THERE TO PUT THE READER IN CASSANDRA S MIND AND INTO THE WORLD OF THE BOOK I M SORRY YOU DON T UNDERSTAND THAT PLEASE STOP READING BOOKS LIKE THIS Dear FriendsIt is so very nice that we have this book in common I congratulate us on our mutual good taste Our ability to enter into a new world and experience new things and new people with patience and an open heart are all hallmarks of our exuisitely nuanced tender and subtle sensibilities as well as our sublime and near saintly powers of empathy People like us are as they say Simply The Best Now let s have a nice cup of tea together shall we

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I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith ô 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Å I Capture the Castle Et poignant entries about her home a ruined Suffolk castle and her eccentric and penniless family By the time the last diary shu. With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th birthday by my stepdad the title Pride and Prejudice scribbled on a piece of paper and handed to me by my young must ve been straight out of college 7th grade English teacher she gave me the paper and sent me to the library to find it and I still remember sitting in that classroom taking in the opening page with grand delightI hadn t ever heard of I Capture the Castle until Stephanie handed me a yellowed beaten up well loved copy To keep At least I think it was for keeps was it Stephanie I still have it if you need it back I was about to leave for France I saved the book for the trip started it in Bretagne in a little loft bedroom and couldn t put it down Read it late at night when everyone else was sleeping sometimes suck outside and read it with a pack of Camel oranges The story is lovely haunting hilarious One of the great poor girls coming of age stories And any girl who has a tendency to romanticize the world in bizarre ways will find a kindred spirit in Cassandra I know I did Real Cause Real Cure keep At least I think it was for Watching Spirits keeps was it Stephanie I still have it if you need it back I was about to leave for France I saved the book for the trip started it in Bretagne in a little loft bedroom and couldn t put it down Read it late at night when everyone else was sleeping sometimes suck outside and read it with a pack of Camel oranges The story is lovely haunting hilarious One of the great poor girls coming of age stories And any girl who has a tendency to romanticize the world in bizarre ways will find a House of Gold kindred spirit in Cassandra I Our Darkest Hours know I did

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Dodie Smith ô 1 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD Å I Capture the Castle Through six turbulent months of 1934 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal filling three notebooks with sharply funny y. My name is Cassandra Mortmain I know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes uite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls for pudding We have thought of cooking one of our dogs but that would not do Also something you should be aware of although you will find out pretty soon I believe is that I suffer from acute logorrhoea which is a debilitating condition that impels its victim to write a never ending journal into which is debouched every last possible banal but extremely charming detail of one s life and that of one s immediate family which is the pulchritudinous Rose my 21 year old sister my doughty schoolboy brother my poor damaged papa who wrote one brilliant book once but has since sunk into a kind of bewilderment and his nude model youngish wife the unusual lute playing nature communing Topaz whom we love immoderately in spite of her frank farfetchedness along with various cats and dogs with classically derived names and a servant boy called Stephen who gauchely is in love with my 17 year old preciousness and whom we do not pay but who contrives to be preternaturally handsome and work for us for free Anyone might think I have made all this up out of my own couettish head We may live in a literal castle but we haven t got the price of a loaf of bread It s enough to make a cat laugh Our situation is so wry that fairly broad comedy oozes from its very pores Rose said only last night that she was uite up to walking the streets to earn a crust if she thought it would do any good but the uaint rural byways of the Suffolk countryside don t possess the reuired type of street So here I am as usual sitting on something odd it could be a turret or a tuffet or a large mammal carefully noting down in my journal everything I hear and see along with the weather at the time and the precise location of the several animals we own what I am wearing and what my immediate family are wearing with various passing references to the utter beauty of the crumbling literal castle that we all inhabit over which the moon sheds its downy light and lambent whatnotsFour months later Something has actually happened Yes new owners of the mansion have taken possession new neighbours And it s just like a fairytale for they are none other than two handsome American bachelors with whom I and my sister will fall in love and they with ourselves naturellement But not before many pages of microscopic examination of every trifling occurrence so that a single evening in their company will take 30 pages for me to detail and the sisterly debate about it another ten And certainly not before much gentle yet sharply observed observations on the romantic yearnings of two beautiful yet penniless girls who get the brothers the wrong way round at first Now let me explain how I first met the American brothers I was in the bath and I had been dying clothes that day so my entire body was coloured a violent sea green and they wandered into the crumbling castle thinking no one could possibly live there Imagine the scene They took me for some kind of turtle House of Gold keeps a journal filling three notebooks with sharply funny y. My name is Cassandra Mortmain I Our Darkest Hours know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been Shortcut to Infinity kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes uite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls for pudding We have thought of cooking one of our dogs but that would not do Also something you should be aware of although you will find out pretty soon I believe is that I suffer from acute logorrhoea which is a debilitating condition that impels its victim to write a never ending journal into which is debouched every last possible banal but extremely charming detail of one s life and that of one s immediate family which is the pulchritudinous Rose my 21 year old sister my doughty schoolboy brother my poor damaged papa who wrote one brilliant book once but has since sunk into a Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? Unusual Chickens #2 kind of bewilderment and his nude model youngish wife the unusual lute playing nature communing Topaz whom we love immoderately in spite of her frank farfetchedness along with various cats and dogs with classically derived names and a servant boy called Stephen who gauchely is in love with my 17 year old preciousness and whom we do not pay but who contrives to be preternaturally handsome and work for us for free Anyone might think I have made all this up out of my own couettish head We may live in a literal castle but we haven t got the price of a loaf of bread It s enough to make a cat laugh Our situation is so wry that fairly broad comedy oozes from its very pores Rose said only last night that she was uite up to walking the streets to earn a crust if she thought it would do any good but the uaint rural byways of the Suffolk countryside don t possess the reuired type of street So here I am as usual sitting on something odd it could be a turret or a tuffet or a large mammal carefully noting down in my journal everything I hear and see along with the weather at the time and the precise location of the several animals we own what I am wearing and what my immediate family are wearing with various passing references to the utter beauty of the crumbling literal castle that we all inhabit over which the moon sheds its downy light and lambent whatnotsFour months later Something has actually happened Yes new owners of the mansion have taken possession new neighbours And it s just like a fairytale for they are none other than two handsome American bachelors with whom I and my sister will fall in love and they with ourselves naturellement But not before many pages of microscopic examination of every trifling occurrence so that a single evening in their company will take 30 pages for me to detail and the sisterly debate about it another ten And certainly not before much gentle yet sharply observed observations on the romantic yearnings of two beautiful yet penniless girls who get the brothers the wrong way round at first Now let me explain how I first met the American brothers I was in the bath and I had been dying clothes that day so my entire body was coloured a violent sea green and they wandered into the crumbling castle thinking no one could possibly live there Imagine the scene They took me for some Gnarled Roots kind of turtle