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Dodie Smith

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.