Monday, 12 November 2007

I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle was written in 1949, but the story is set in the 1930s. It is told from the perspective of Cassandra Mortmain, through her journal. Cassandra and her bohemian family live in a crumbling castle in Suffolk and the tale is one of sibling jealousy and unrequited first love.

Cassandra is witty and observant and her journal is a highly entertaining read. I had vaguely heard of this book, but had no idea what it was about until I borrowed it from the library. Once I started reading, I didn't want to put it down. It is funny and genuinely moving and the story and characters stayed with me after I had turned the last page.