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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.

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Valerie Grove
I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith, Valerie Grove
A 2012 World Book Night selection. 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2004

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