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Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith

  • 5 stars across 12 books
Dodie Smith was born in Lancashire in1896 and having first trained at RADA went on to carve out a career as both a novelist and a playwright, producing seven novels and ten plays. She wrote I Capture the Castle while living in America with her husband, and it was a great commercial and critical success when published in 1949. Some seven years later her children's classic The Hundred and One Dalmatians - inspired by her own beloved Dalmatian, Pongo - was published. It remains the work for which she is probably most well-known, in large part thanks to the iconic Walt Disney film based on it. Dodie Smith died in 1990.
21st September 2017

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for toddlers. ... MoreThe Hundred and One Dalmatians

(13 reviews) Review
10th January 1991

The Little Prince

Few books have been as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. A beautiful gift editi... MoreThe Little Prince

(9 reviews) Review
17th January 1991

I Capture The Castle

Cassandra Mortmain is no ordinary teenager. She belongs to an extraordinary family including a father suffering from wri... MoreI Capture The Castle

(3 reviews) Review
1st May 1997

Hundred and One Dalmatians

When Missus produces fifteen puppies, Cruella is enraptured and has the Badduns kidnap the litter. Distraught, Pongo and... MoreHundred and One Dalmatians

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1st September 2012

The Midnight Kittens

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27th August 2015

The Hundred and One Dalmatians: with illustrations by Alex T Smith

A sumptuous, jacketed hardback gift edition of this classic tale with vibrant new illustrations by the award-winning Ale... MoreThe Hundred and One Dalmatians: with illustrations by Alex T Smith

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10th April 2008

Hundred And One Dalmatians The

This stunning audio production brings to life everyone's favourite canine cast. Featuring Martin Jarvis as the voices of... MoreHundred And One Dalmatians The

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