"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink" is the memorable first line of this enchanting coming-of-age story, told in the form of Cassandra Mortmain's journal. Cassandra wittily describes life growing up in a crumbling castle, with her father who suffers from crippling writer's block, her glamorous but ineffectual step-mother and her vain but beloved sister Rose. When two visiting Americans arrive, all of their lives are turned upside down, and Cassandra experiences her first love.
This is a classic coming-of-age story, beloved of generations of teenage and adult readers, by Dodie Smith, who also wrote The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Author: Smith, Dodie, Format: Paperback, Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd, Series: The Originals, Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Published: 04/08/2016, Pagination: 544 pages, Classification: Reading age: from c 12 years, Country of Publication: United Kingdom