I Capture the Castle: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

I Capture the Castle: A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

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Toby Jones and Holliday Grainger star in a new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of Dodie Smith's enduringly popular coming-of-age novel. In the 1930s, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain lives in a crumbling ruin of a castle in the Suffolk countryside. Her father, an author wrestling with writer's block, spends his time reading detective stories; her bohemian stepmother Topaz is an artist's model; and her beautiful older sister Rose is determined to escape the poverty of their existence—ideally by marriage to a rich man. Intelligent and observant, Cassandra chronicles the eccentricities of her relations in her journal, in a bid to capture her family and their lives at the castle. When two rich American brothers, Simon and Neil Cotton, arrive unexpectedly, the family's isolation is disrupted. Rose accepts a marriage proposal from Simon, and as she is whisked off to a world of wealth in London, Cassandra is left to deal with the increasingly bizarre behavior of her father—as well as her own feelings for Simon . . . Dodie Smith's charming, funny, and poignant love story is a classic of 20th-Century English literature and this sparkling adaptation, starring Toby Jones and Holliday Grainger, will enchant and delight. Duration: 2 hours

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785292613
Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dorothy "Dodie" Smith (1896 -1990) was an English children's novelist and playwright, best known for her novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Other works include I Capture the Castle, and The Starlight Barking. The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated film version. Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 a film version.

Date of Birth:

May 3, 1896

Date of Death:

November 24, 1990

Place of Birth:

Whitefield, Lancashire, England

Place of Death:

Uttlesford, Essex, England


Academy of Dramatic Art, 1914

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