Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright, known best for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Other works include I Capture the Castle and The Starlight Barking. The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 animated film and a 1996 live-action film, both produced by Disney.
Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 move version. I Capture the Castle was voted number 82 as "one of the nation's 100 best-loved novels" by the British public as part of the BBC's The Big Read.