I heard that this book was brought back into print because Ms. Rowling of Harry Potter fame said it was one of her favs. Well, thank goodness she said something, ’cause this Castle is not to be missed! Cassandra and her wacky family live in a crumbling English castle, leased when her famous writer father was still famous. Now, he suffers from perpetual writer’s block, and the family, once well-off, can barely scrape together a decent tea. Enter the wealthy Cotton brothers, two young Americans who are perfect matches for Cassandra and her lovely, but picky sister Rose-or so Cassandra thinks. The brothers Cotton may have other ideas…a hilarious and touching comedy of manners, Castle captures all the adolescent longings of first love, along with all the funny and not so funny moments that go with it. Incidentally, Smith is also the author of the original 101 Dalmatians, another wonderful classic that is ten times better than the movie.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith