Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith was an English author and playwright, best known for her 1956 novel 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians', which was adapted into the famous Disney animated movie. She was also renowned for her 1948 novel 'I Capture the Castle'. Born on May 3, 1896, in Lancashire, England, she wrote several plays and novels throughout her career, showcasing a sharp wit and a flair for storytelling. Dodie Smith passed away on November 24, 1990.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  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.