Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith was an English novelist and playwright, best known for her novel 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' and the coming-of-age novel 'I Capture the Castle'.


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  1. 1. I Capture the Castle

    "I Capture the Castle" is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her eccentric family living in a dilapidated English castle during the 1930s. Cassandra's father is a reclusive writer suffering from writer's block and her stepmother is a bohemian artist. The family's life changes dramatically when two American brothers inherit the estate. The novel, written in diary format, explores themes of love, poverty, and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

    The 373rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. One Hundred And One Dalmatians

    This classic children's novel follows the thrilling adventure of Pongo and Missis, two Dalmatians who embark on a daring rescue mission to save their stolen puppies from the clutches of the villainous Cruella de Vil. The puppies are part of a larger scheme by Cruella, who intends to use their fur to make coats. With the help of various animal friends they meet along the way, including the resourceful cat Sergeant Tibbs and the old sheepdog Colonel, Pongo and Missis navigate challenges and dangers to bring their family back together. Set against the backdrop of the English countryside and London, this tale celebrates courage, family, and the unbreakable bond between humans and their pets.

    The 5531st Greatest Book of All Time