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Dodie Smith (1896–1990)

Autor/a de I Capture the Castle

41+ obres 13,243 Membres 381 Ressenyes 46 preferits

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Obres de Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle (1948) 9,186 exemplars
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956) 2,372 exemplars
The Starlight Barking (1967) 477 exemplars
The New Moon with the Old (1963) 212 exemplars
The Town in Bloom (1965) 191 exemplars
The 101 Dalmatians (1956) 191 exemplars
It Ends with Revelations (1967) 120 exemplars
The Midnight Kittens (1978) 75 exemplars
Look Back with Love (1974) 71 exemplars
A Tale of Two Families (1970) 68 exemplars
The Uninvited [1944 film] (1944) — Screenwriter — 61 exemplars
Look Back with Mixed Feelings (1978) 15 exemplars

Obres associades

101 Dalmatians (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading) (1995) — Original story — 1,221 exemplars
101 Dalmatians [1961 film] (1961) — Original story — 756 exemplars
101 Dalmatians (Mouseworks Classic Storybook) (1986) — Original story — 561 exemplars
101 Dalmatians [1996 film] (1996) — Original story — 192 exemplars
Walt Disney's 101 Dalmatians with Pictures From The Movie (1960) — Original story — 124 exemplars
102 Dalmatians [2000 film] (2000) — Original story — 117 exemplars
101 Dalmatians (Junior Novelization) (1996) — Original story — 88 exemplars
101 Dalmatians (Disney 101 Dalmatians) (Step into Reading) (2015) — Original characters — 52 exemplars
I Capture the Castle [2003 film] (2002) — Original book — 47 exemplars
Hundred and One Dalmatians (Disney Standard Characters) (1985) — Original story — 39 exemplars
Adventure Stories for Girls (1978) 35 exemplars
The Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella and Cadpig (2017) — Original characters — 28 exemplars
101 Dalmatians: The Big Dig (1997) — Original characters — 27 exemplars
Disney's 101 Dalmatians (A Golden Sight 'N' Sound Book) (1991) — Original story — 25 exemplars
The Hundred and One Dalmatians (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) (2001) — Original characters — 20 exemplars
Hundred and One Dalmatians (Ladybird Book of the Film) (1996) — Original story — 11 exemplars
Disney's 101 Dalmatians (Mouse Works Six-in-One Set) (1997) — Original book — 10 exemplars
101 Dalmatians (Disney Landscape Picture Books) (1994) — Original characters — 8 exemplars
Hundred and One Dalmatians: The Puppies' Story (1996) — Original story — 6 exemplars
101 Dalmatians (Ladybird Book of the Film) (1993) — Original story — 6 exemplars
One Hundred and One Dalmatians Authorized Walt Disney Edition (1960) — Original story — 4 exemplars
Hundred and One Dalmatians (First Disney Picture Books) (1998) — Original story — 2 exemplars
Disney's 101 Dalmatians : Finger Puppet Puppy House (2001) — Based on characters by — 1 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Smith, Dorothy Gladys Beesley
Altres noms
Anthony, C. L. (pseudonym)
Percy, Charles Henry (pseudonym)
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Whitefield, Lancashire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Uttlesford, Essex, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Whitefield, Lancashire, England, UK
Manchester, England, UK
London, England, UK
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Academy of Dramatic Art
St. Paul's Girls' School
children's book author
Heal, Ambrose (lover)
Barnes, Julian (literary executor)
Laurence Fitch (estate agent)
Biografia breu
Dorothy "Dodie" Smith was born in Whitefield, Lancashire, England. Her father died when she was 18 months old, and her mother took her to live with her grandparents, aunts, and uncles in Manchester. Influenced by an uncle who was an amateur actor, Dodie went on the stage by age 13, playing boy's parts. Her mother remarried in 1910 and the family moved to London. Dodie enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art and pursued a career as an actress for several years, with little success. In 1923, she gave up acting and took a job as a toy buyer for a department store. In 1929, she went to Leipzig, Germany for the annual toy fair, and spent some time with a friend at an inn in a small German village. On her return to England, she wrote a play, Autumn Crocus (1931), which became a hit. The "girl playwright," as the newspapers called her, then had five successful plays in a row on the London stage. In 1938, she moved to the USA with her companion and business manager, Alec Beesley, who was a pacifist. They married the following year. She began working as a screenwriter in Hollywood in 1941. In 1948, she published her first novel, I Capture the Castle, which was an immediate success. She returned to Britain in 1951 and had another major success with The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), later adapted into the hugely popular animated film by Disney. She continued to write books for adults and children into the 1980s, including her four volumes of autobiography, Look Back With Love: A Manchester Childhood (1974) followed by Look Back With Mixed Feelings, Look Back With Astonishment, and Look Back With Gratitude.




The heroine pulled me in like a magnet, and I couldn't stop reading. Love the whole motley crew in this castle.
pianistpalm91 | Hi ha 293 ressenyes més | Apr 7, 2024 |
I wish I had stopped reading this BEFORE Cassandra's complete 180 personality shift, the second half of this was just awful and it's so sad because I was enjoying it up until she decided she was in love with Simon out of NOWHERE. I'm supposed to believe that after she spent the whole book setting him up with her sister because she wanted to? And I'm supposed to buy that ACTUALLY Rose and Neil were in love the WHOLE TIME and wtf poor Steven. Also the cover of this book said it's now "the most romantic movie of the year"... this is NOT A ROMANCE. The second half of this book is so jarringly awful compared to the delight of the first half. I loved Cassandra and now I can't stand her. I swear she has anti-character-development. What a disappointment.… (més)
ZetaRiemann | Hi ha 293 ressenyes més | Apr 4, 2024 |
A surprisingly sweet play about a family coming back to their childhood home for their parents golden wedding anniversary. It has a lot of opportunities to be cruel, but swerves away from them all, in a warm hearted celebration of family.
atreic | Feb 1, 2024 |
It's been a while, but when I first read this years ago I loved it.
Jenniferforjoy | Hi ha 293 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |


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