I knew I wanted to offer I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (1948) as a Book Box when I stumbled across it at my favorite used bookstore last summer and saw that one of the most popular writers in our lifetime said of the novel,
“This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I’ve ever met.”
Since that author has written some of the most memorable (and beloved!) characters herself, I felt we owed it to ourselves to dive into Dodie Smith’s influential first novel – a coming-of-age diary set in the 1930s in a castle in the picturesque English countryside.
Explore the classic author that influenced the popular current writer J.K. Rowling in a book box that perfectly captures the spirit of the novel.
- a brilliantly bound hardback edition of I Capture the Castle - a novel vetted by decades upon decades of pretty literate people as well as our very own Monthly Book Club subscribers!
- a novel treasure - one picked to highlight not only this classic author but also her influential work and chosen to encourage the reader in the same way Rowling was encouraged.
- perks - As a book box buyer, you automatically have front-of-the-line access to the Monthly Book Club when it reopens to new subscribers since the number of spots is limited.
What's the buzz about this book box?
"This chapter was hilarious." -Ashley
"This line resonates so much with me: 'I am a restlessness inside a stillness inside a restlessness.'” -Ann
"I was definitely getting loose 'Little Women' vibes from these first few chapters…" -Kristen
"I like how there are moments of levity and seriousness, I think the lighter moments are what make the deeper segments easier to take." -Mirah