Sobre o livro
This is the diary of Cassandra Mortmain, which tells of her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home. Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their mother Topaz has a habit of striding through the countryside wearing only her wellington boots. But all their lives will soon be transformed by the arrival of new neighbours from America. Both marvellously funny and genuinely moving, this was Dodie Smith's first novel, written in the 1940s.