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Employer Dodie Smith
DS took up an assistant position in the toys and art department at Heal's furniture shop, where she soon rose to become a buyer.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus.
56, 59
“Obituary: Dodie Smith”. Guardian Weekly, p. 24.
(9 December 1990): 24
Family and Intimate relationships Dodie Smith
While she was acting at the Everyman Theatre , DS had a brief fling with its founder, Norman MacDermott . In 1927, a few years after she began working at Heal's , she began an...
Reception Dodie Smith
DS recalled that the play opened on Easter Monday, and the gallery, full of rowdy playgoers, laughed in the wrong places, invited Fay Compton [playing the lead] to speak up and made itself generally unpleasant...
Textual Features Dodie Smith
The play, clearly inspired by the author's career at Heal's furniture shop, offers a rosy view of employees and managers pulling themselves together to get through difficult times. Later, DS was apologetic about the happy...
Travel Dodie Smith
After attending a toy fair at Leipzig for her job at Heal's , DS travelled to Innsbruck in Austria, where she stayed at a Tyrolean inn—the inspiration for her first West End hit, Autumn...
Wealth and Poverty Dodie Smith
Autumn Crocus earned DS enough money—£4,000 by Christmas 1931—to reduce her work at Heal's to just one day a week.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus.
By 1937 she had earned £60,000 from her playwriting alone—enough to enable her to...


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