• "There are many good reasons to read Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle: it provides excellent advice about dressing on a budget (dye all your clothes sea-green); how to cope when the man you love falls for your elder sister (keep a diary) and your stepmother dances naked in the rain (ditto). Given that most teenagers believe their parents to be mad - and vice versa - the novel also serves as a helpful guide to recognising the fine line between eccentricity and outright insanity"

  • "A book for anyone who is young, poor, fed up and yearning for something exciting to happen"

    Irish Times
  • "When I read I Capture the Castle it immediately became one of my favourite novels of all time, and I was very annoyed that nobody had told me about it before"

    J.K Rowling
  • "Unputdownable and loved by teenagers and adults everywhere."

  • "Everyone I've passed it on to has found it a hit - it works every time, for absolutely everybody"

    Nigella Lawson

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