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Book I Capture the Castle

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dodie Smith
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2003-04-01
  • ISBN : 1466842121
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book I Capture the Castle written by Dodie Smith and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2003-04-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts! I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments. “This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series

Book Skinny Melon and Me

Download or read book Skinny Melon and Me written by Jean Ure and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2001 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cherry keeps a diary about her parents' divorce, her new stepfather Roland Butter who draws rebuses for her, and the coming stepbrother or stepsister.

Book Keeping The Castle

Download or read book Keeping The Castle written by Patrice Kindl and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors--or suitors of any kind--in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives, and Althea sets her plans in motion. There's only one problem; his friend and business manager Mr. Fredericks keeps getting in the way. And, as it turns out, Fredericks has his own set of plans . . . This witty take on the classic Regency--Patrice Kindl's first novel in a decade--is like literary champagne!

Book The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Download or read book The Hundred and One Dalmatians written by Dodie Smith and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dodie Smith’s classic tale adapted into a playful and stylish new picture book Dalmatians Pongo and Missis live in London with their beloved owners. When Missis finds out she’s going to have puppies, they’re all thrilled! But, Missis doesn’t just have one puppy . . . or two . . . or three . . . she has fifteen! When the puppies go missing, Pongo and Missis know that there’s only one woman who can be behind the dognapping: the notorious Cruella de Vil. They strike out across the city and—with a little help from the street dogs of London—rescue their pups and many, many more from a terrible fate.

Book A Brief History of Montmaray

Download or read book A Brief History of Montmaray written by Michelle Cooper and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.” Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray with her eccentric and impoverished royal family. When she receives a journal for her sixteenth birthday, Sophie decides to chronicle day-to-day life on the island. But this is 1936, and the news that trickles in from the mainland reveals a world on the brink of war. The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. And then suddenly politics become very personal indeed. A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all around you. “Once in a while, a special book will cross our paths and make us grateful for life and the ability to read. I’m talking about A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper. I’m calling her Australia’s next stroke of literary brilliance.”—Viewpoint

Book It Ends with Revelations

Download or read book It Ends with Revelations written by Dodie Smith and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During a summer festival in an English spa town Miles Quentin, a distinguished actor, and his devoted wife become friendly with the local MP Geoffrey Thornton, and his young daughters Robin and Kit. All of these attractive, intelligent and busy people seem untroubled at first. But the surface of their lives conceals problems.

Book We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Download or read book We Have Always Lived in the Castle written by Shirley Jackson and published by Dramatists Play Service Inc. This book was released on 1967-10 with total page 86 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s

Book The Starlight Barking

Download or read book The Starlight Barking written by Dodie Smith and published by Macmillan + ORM. This book was released on 2015-06-23 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians, adapted by Disney, was declared a classic when first published in 1956. The Starlight Barking, Dodie's own long-forgotten sequel, presents a thrilling adventure for Pongo and his family, lavishly illustrated by the same artist team as the first book. As the story opens, every living creature except dogs is gripped by an enchanted sleep. One of the original Dalmatian puppies, all grown up since the first novel, is now the Prime Minister's mascot. Relying on her spotted parents for guidance, she assumes emergency leadership for the canine population of England. Awaiting advice from Sirius, the Dog Star, dogs of every breed crowd Trafalgar Square to watch the evening skies. The message they receive is a disturbing proposition, one that might forever destroy their status as "man's best friend."

Book It Ends with Revelations

Download or read book It Ends with Revelations written by Dodie Smith and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Castle

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Macaulay
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1977
  • ISBN : 9780395329207
  • Pages : 94 pages

Download or read book Castle written by David Macaulay and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1977 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a "typical" castle and adjoining town in thirteenth-century Wales."--Title page verso.

Book Guard Your Daughters

Download or read book Guard Your Daughters written by Diana Tutton and published by . This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Harvey sisters are unconventional, unschooled and oddly named they have been brought up at quite some distance from the rest of the world. Living with their famous detective writer father, and their fragile mother, they have been one another's friends - with hardly any experience of people outside their family.

Book The Castle in the Wars of the Roses

Download or read book The Castle in the Wars of the Roses written by Dan Spencer and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2020-12-02 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating study of medieval warfare examines the vital role of castles during the English civil wars of the 15th century. The Wars of the Roses comprise one of the most fascinating periods in medieval history. Much has been written about the leading personalities, bitter dynastic rivalries, political intrigues, and the rapid change of fortune on the battlefields of England and Wales. However, there is one aspect that has been often overlooked, the role of castles in the conflict. Dan Spencer’s original study traces the use of castles from the outbreak of civil war in the 1450s during the reign of Henry VI to the triumph of Henry VII some thirty years later. Using a wide range of narrative, architectural, financial, and administrative sources, Spencer sheds new light on the place of castles within the conflict, demonstrating their importance as strategic and logistical centers, bases for marshaling troops, and as fortresses.

Book Dear Dodie

Download or read book Dear Dodie written by Valerie Grove and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2002 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Honest, funny, unorthodox, liberated and quintessentially English, Dodie Smith, playwright and novelist, was the author of the immortal classics, The Hundred and One Dalmatians and I Capture the Castle. One of the most successful playwrights of her generation, she spent the war years in the U.S. where she befriended Christopher Isherwood, and through Walt Disney’s film, became a household name.

Book The Town in Bloom

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dodie Smith
  • Publisher : Corsair
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781472151179
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Town in Bloom written by Dodie Smith and published by Corsair. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A determined young Lancashire girl arrives in London intent on a stage career - this tale from the author of I Capture the Castle is told with the candor and authenticity that derives from Dodie Smith's own experience of the theater world. Mouse never did fully suit her nickname. Tiny she may have been, but timid never. After less than twenty-four hours in London she had bluffed her way into an audition at a famous theater, infuriated its forceful young stage director, and amused its kind if quite amoral actor-manager. She had finally landed not a part but a toehold as a junior secretary. During her involvement in the engrossing affairs of the Crossway Theatre she met her friends Molly, a baby-faced six-footer; and elegant, ambitious Lilian, who was fated to clash disastrously with Mouse. Later, there was also Zelle, rich, generous, enigmatic, and responsible for an outing to Suffolk village pageant which proved a turning point for them all. 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. However, nothing prepared her for the assault of first love, highly unsuitable, but welcomed by her in a way which was to have far-reaching consequences. Only when she looks back after a reunion luncheon does she realize the full effects of that shared summer on her friends and herself. A startlingly frank yet nostalgic read, this is a charming novel about coming of age and the healing effects of time.

Book The Castle in the Mist

Download or read book The Castle in the Mist written by Amy Ephron and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of Edward Eager and E.L. Konigsburg, a novel about the excitement—and the dangers—of wishing. Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt’s sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when Tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved gate, attached to a strangely invisible wall, she jumps at the chance for adventure. And the world beyond the gate doesn’t disappoint. She finds rose gardens, a maze made of hedges, and a boy named William who is just as lonely as she is. But at William’s castle, strange things begin to happen. Carnival games are paid for in wishes, dreams seem to come alive, and then there's William's eerie warning: Beware of the hawthorn trees. A warning that chills Tess to the bone. In a magical, fantasy world that blurs the line between reality and imagination, readers are left to wonder exactly what they’d wish for if wishes could come true. Perfect for fans of Half Magic and The Secret Garden—and for anyone who's ever wondered if magic is real. For the further adventures of Tess and Max, be sure to check out Amy Ephron's Carnival Magic! Praise for The Castle in the Mist: “Bursting with imagination and warmth, Amy Ephron’s first novel for young people is a magical book in all ways.”—Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s "This beautiful story’s quiet, peaceful tone nicely evokes both the serenity of country life and the haunting magic of the castle, and the emotional heft of Tess and Max’s separation from their parents, as well as their strong bond, keeps the tale firmly grounded in reality. Perfect for middle-graders who love classic fantasy."—Booklist "Rich description of the castle along with an elaborate map at the book's beginning and an illustration at the end enhance the fantasy world....A sequel is suggested; beguiled readers will hope it happens."—Kirkus Reviews "There are scenes...that are transcendent in their beautiful, ethereal descriptions [in this] uplifting novel about family and connection."—BCCB "A slightly darker, updated take on magical realism classics such as Edward Eager’s Half Magic and E. Nesbit’s The Enchanted Castle."—School Library Journal "A near-perfect 9....This book defies gravity because it’s hard to put down!"—Time for Kids, kid reporter "Ephron renders this magical world with such assertive beauty that readers of all ages, who are fortunate enough to believe in the power of magic, will enjoy immersing themselves in the roller-coaster fun of these stories, and come to trust, even if for a short time, that in this 'alternate universe' it is possible for us to come together and 'touch the sky.'"—Jewish Journal

Book Tuesdays at the Castle

Download or read book Tuesdays at the Castle written by Jessica Day George and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A magical castle with a life of its own ... and a plucky princess who will defend it at all cost

Book Siege  Can You Capture a Castle

Download or read book Siege Can You Capture a Castle written by Julia Bruce and published by Enslow Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Find out how to successfully plan and lay siege to a castle to defeat the enemy"--Provided by publisher.