Book Club: ‘I Capture The Castle’ Dodie Smith

I absolutely love a good book. I love the world I land in and disappear in. I love how time vanishes in a puff of smoke and missing my train stop. I love spotting someone reading the same book, catching their eye and sharing a secret.

I actually am part of a real life book club with real life lovely friends, (I do have friends, you see) but each month I open the virtual doors so you can all read along and join in the discussions at the end.

So, if you’d like to join the gang, (there’ll be badges and everything…maybe even a treehouse), go out and grab yourself a copy of Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture The Castle’ and join in the fun at the beginning of January in a live discussion on Facebook. I’ll be updating all book club members throughout the month and sending reminders so please do sign up to join my book club here.

Join the Facebook event here to be part of the live discussion!

Happy reading ladybugs, I look forward to a natter.


‘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.

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