Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

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Claims to fame: this is the “original YA novel,” with one of the best narrators in English literature. We hear the story of this eccentric 1930s English family—struggling to make ends meet in a tumbledown castle—through the eyes of 17-year-old Cassandra—bright, witty, and wise beyond her years. Replete with love, magic, writer’s block, and bear costumes.

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The Town in Bloom

The Town in Bloom

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From the author of I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith's own experience of the theatre world, "A determined young Lancashire girl arrives in London intent on a stage career. After less than twenty-four hours in London she had bluffed her way into an audition at a famous theatre, infuriated its forceful young stage director, and amused its kind if quite amoral actor-manager. Life was always surprising the fearless Mouse: when she unexpectedly got to a chance to act she made an unforgettable impression, though not the one she had intended. Only when she looks back after a reunion luncheon does she realise the full effects of that shared summer on her friends and herself."

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