Book Review: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Welcome to the world of 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain.

Written over eight months and in three notebooks, Cassandra tells of her extraordinary and very eccentric family and their life in a crumbling ramshackle castle. What was a very quiet and unassuming life for the Mortmains is fast transformed by the arrival of new, wealthy neighbours from America and Cassandra finds herself falling in love.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, £12.99, www.randomhousechildrens.co.uk