I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781466842120
Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts! 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. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments. “This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781446467145
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met' J K Rowling 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fading glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time. 'I know of few novels that inspire as much fierce lifelong affection in their readers' Joanna Trollope **One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 407
ISBN: 9780099460879
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time...

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250146700
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Wednesday Books reissue of one of the century's most beloved novels, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Jenny Han. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family 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. By the time she pens her final entry, she has “captured the castle” –and the heart of the reader- in one of literature’s most enchanting entertainments.

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0434713503
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The story of 17-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Over six turbulent months, she fills three diaries with sharply funny yet poignant entries and manages to find herself hopelessly in love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle" and the heart of the reader.

Skinny Melon And Me

Skinny Melon And Me
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Author: Jean Ure
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780007402151
Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of the brilliant titles in Jean Ure’s acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.

Keeping The Castle

Keeping The Castle
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Author: Patrice Kindl
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101572061
Release: 2012-06-14
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne!

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781551999524
Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms is disrupted, her estranged cousin Charles turns up for a visit, and threatens to throw the Blackwoods’ fragile peace into chaos. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Last Book Party

The Last Book Party
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Author: Karen Dukess
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250225467
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

*A July 2019 Indie Next List Great Read* *One of Parade's Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019* *An O Magazine Best Beach Read of 2019* *A New York Post Best Beach Read of 2019* “The Last Book Party is a delight. Reading this story of a young woman trying to find herself while surrounded by the bohemian literary scene during a summer on the Cape in the late '80s, I found myself nodding along in so many moments and dreading the last page. Karen Dukess has rendered a wonderful world to spend time in.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems. A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, Karen Dukess's The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice.

The Million Pieces of Neena Gill

The Million Pieces of Neena Gill
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Author: Emma Smith-Barton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780241363324
Release: 2019-07-11
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Powerful, relatable and uplifting' - Emily Barr, author of The One Memory of Flora Banks How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart? Neena's always been a good girl - great grades, parent-approved friends and absolutely no boyfriends. But ever since her brother Akash left her, she's been slowly falling apart - and uncovering a new version of herself who is freer, but altogether more dangerous. As her wild behaviour spirals more and more out of control, Neena's grip on her sanity begins to weaken too. And when her parents announce not one but two life-changing bombshells, she finally reaches breaking point. But as Neena is about to discover, when your life falls apart, only love can piece you back together.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
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Author: Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780763669096
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Candlewick Press

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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Starlight Barking

Starlight Barking
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781250088741
Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians, later adapted by Disney, was declared a classic when first published in 1956. The Starlight Barking, Dodie's own long-forgotten sequel, is a thrilling new adventure for Pongo and his family, lavishly illustrated by the same artist team as the first book. As the story opens, every living creature except dogs is gripped by an enchanted sleep. One of the original Dalmatian puppies, all grown up since the first novel, is now the Prime Minister's mascot. Relying on her spotted parents for guidance, she assumes emergency leadership for the canine population of England. Awaiting advice from Sirius, the Dog Star, dogs of every breed crowd Trafalgar Square to watch the evening skies. The message they receive is a disturbing proposition, one that might forever destroy their status as "man's best friend."

Austenland

Austenland
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Author: Shannon Hale
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781408840092
Release: 2013
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The funny, charming novel for Jane Austen fans, from New York Times-bestselling author Shannon Hale.

I m the Scariest Thing in the Castle

I m the Scariest Thing in the Castle
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Author: Kevin Sherry
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781101641774
Release: 2011-08-18
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A little vampire bat takes stock of all the creepies in the castle and decides he's scarier than all of them! But the creepies? They're not convinced. When they play a trick to prove their point, the oh-so-boastful bat's response is as unexpected as it is exuberant. It turns out the creepies may have created a monster- an absolutely adorable one. Award winner Kevin Sherry delivers a toddler-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween read-aloud with simple text, bold and delightful art, and a lovable little bat with an uncrushable spirit.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
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Author: Dodie Smith,Peter Bently
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781683356134
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dodie Smith’s classic tale adapted into a playful and stylish new picture book Dalmatians Pongo and Missis live in London with their beloved owners. When Missis finds out she’s going to have puppies, they’re all thrilled! But, Missis doesn’t just have one puppy . . . or two . . . or three . . . she has fifteen! When the puppies go missing, Pongo and Missis know that there’s only one woman who can be behind the dognapping: the notorious Cruella de Vil. They strike out across the city and—with a little help from the street dogs of London—rescue their pups and many, many more from a terrible fate.

Dancing the Charleston

Dancing the Charleston
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Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781448198085
Release: 2019-04-18
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A brand new Jacqueline Wilson novel, full of glitz and glamour! Are you ready to trip the light fantastic with Mona? In a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate, Mona lives with her aunt - a dressmaker to the lady of the house. Even though Mona never knew her mother and father, she knows Aunty tries to give her the best life she can. When Lady Somerset dies and a new member of the family inherits the house, life changes drastically for Mona. Suddenly she’s invited to dazzling balls, dines on delicious food and plays with wild new friends. But with these changes come secrets that Mona can’t dance away from. . . A fantastic stand-alone historical novel, perfect for fans of Hetty Feather and Wave Me Goodbye!

Castle Story

Castle Story
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0001963368
Release: 1991-02-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Highly commended for the Carnegie Medal, this book describes the development of castles in Britain. Every castle mentioned has been photographed and the author has completed the present day ruins by drawing in how they would have looked.

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
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Author: Dodie Smith
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0573011931
Release: 1952
Editor: Samuel French Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A novelist and his family are in poor straits; for Father has not managed to write anything in years. An American, named Simon, buys the novelist's old castle and comes with his brother, Neil, to take possession.7 women, 7 men

Guard Your Daughters

Guard Your Daughters
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Author: Diana Tutton
Pages: 264
ISBN: 191026315X
Release: 2017-10-19
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Harvey sisters are unconventional, unschooled and oddly named they have been brought up at quite some distance from the rest of the world. Living with their famous detective writer father, and their fragile mother, they have been one another's friends - with hardly any experience of people outside their family.

I m the King of the Castle

I m the King of the Castle
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Author: Susan Hill
Pages: 222
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043172175
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown

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