Standard Name: Smith, Dodie
Birth Name: Dorothy Gladys Smith
Nickname: Dodie Smith
Married Name: Dorothy Gladys Beesley
Pseudonym: Carol Anthony
Pseudonym: C. L. Anthony
Pseudonym: Charles Henry Percy
Dodie Smith, best known for writing the beloved children's novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), began her career as a dramatist; she wrote a series of hit plays in the 1930s. In the 1940s she turned to publishing novels (including the best-selling I Capture the Castle in 1948) and spent her last years writing several volumes of autobiography. After the war, sometimes experienced difficulties getting her work published or produced; she fell out of favour with critics who found her work too sentimental, charming, and cosy, particularly in contrast to the work of Angry Young Men such as and . Her biggest successes from this later period were with younger audiences.
Smith, Dodie. “Author’s Foreword”. Autumn Crocus; Service; Touch Wood, W. Heinemann, 1939, p. vii - xiii.
Smith, Dodie. Autumn Crocus. V. Gollancz, 1931.
Smith, Dodie. Bonnet over the Windmill. W. Heinemann, 1937.
Smith, Dodie. Call It a Day. V. Gollancz, 1936.
Smith, Dodie. Call It a Day. S. French, 1937.
Smith, Dodie. Dear Octopus. W. Heinemann, 1938.
Smith, Dodie. I Capture the Castle. Little, Brown, 1948.
Smith, Dodie. It Ends with Revelations. W. Heinemann, 1967.
Smith, Dodie. Letter from Paris. W. Heinemann, 1954.
Smith, Dodie. Look Back with Astonishment. W. H. Allen, 1979.
Smith, Dodie. Look Back with Gratitude. Muller, Blond, and White, 1985.
Smith, Dodie. Look Back with Love. W. Heinemann, 1974.
Smith, Dodie. Look Back with Mixed Feelings. W. H. Allen, 1978.
Smith, Dodie. Lovers and Friends. S. French, 1947.
Smith, Dodie. Service. V. Gollancz, 1932.
Smith, Dodie, Janet Grahame-Johnstone, and Anne Grahame-Johnstone. The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Viking Press, 1956.
Smith, Dodie. The New Moon with the Old. W. Heinemann, 1963.
Smith, Dodie. The Town in Bloom. W. Heinemann, 1965.
Smith, Dodie. Touch Wood. V. Gollancz, 1934.