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Dorothy Gladys 'Dodie' Smith was born in 1896 in Lancashire and she was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. Her first novel, I Capture the Castle, was written when she lived in America during the 1940's and marked her crossover debut from playwright to novelist. The novel became an immediate success and was produced as a play in 1954. She has written numerous other novels but is best known today for The Hundred and One Dalmatians, a story for younger readers. The Hundred and One Dalmatians became the basis of two Disney Films.

Books by Dodie Smith

The Hundred And One Dalmatians

Patricia Hodge stars as Cruella de Vil in this full-cast dramatisation of the much-loved story.

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I Capture the Castle

Meet ten of literature's most iconic heroines, jacketed in bold portraits by female photographers from around the world

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