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Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith
Clayton Evans

Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith, born in 1896 in Lancashire, England, was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. She wrote Autumn, Crocus, and Dear Octopus, among other plays. I Capture the Castle, her first novel, was written in the 1940s while she was living in America. An immediate success, it marked her crossover from playwright to novelist, and was produced as a play in 1954. Smith also wrote the novels The Town in Bloom, It Ends with Revelations, A Tale of Two Families, and The Girl in the Candle-Lit Bath, but she is best known today as the author of two highly popular stories for young readers: The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking. She died in 1990.

Dodie Smith

Clayton Evans

Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle

Foreword by Jenny Han
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Wednesday Books

“Every time I meet someone who also loves I Capture the Castle, I know we must be kindred spirits.” —from the new foreword by Jenny Han, the New York Times bestselling...

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Wednesday Books Sampler

Wednesday Books Sampler

Lily Anderson
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Wednesday Books

Get a first look at the books coming this fall from Wednesday Books! Includes sample chapters from beloved authors Lily Anderson, P.C. Cast, Amanda Hocking, and more!

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I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith
St. Martin's Publishing Group
St. Martin's Griffin

One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts!

I Capture the Castle
tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who...

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Starlight Barking

Dodie Smith
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Dodie Smith's The Hundred and One Dalmatians, later adapted by Disney, was declared a classic when first published in 1956. The Starlight Barking, Dodie's own long-forgotten sequel, is a thrilling...

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