Reading ➿ Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith Author Valerie Grove –

Frank And Funny, Unorthodox, Liberated And Quintessentially English, Dodie Smith, Was The Author Of Those Immortal Classics, THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS And I CAPTURE THE CASTLE One Of The Most Successful Dramatists Of Her Generation, She Spent The War Years In America, Befriended Christopher Isherwood And, Through Walt Disney S Film, Became A Household Name I Have Nothing But Praise For This Engrossing Book, Which On The One Hand Recreates A Recent, But Forgotten Theatrical Age, And On The Other Should Introduce Dodie To A Host Of New Readers Antonia Fraser LITERARY REVIEW Beautifully Written, Warm And Lively, With Enough Detchment For Us To See Dodie For Ourselves Full Of Life And Zip Joanna Trollope A Successful Portrait Of A Powerful And Original Woman Of Devastating Wit And Intelligence Elspeth Barker INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith

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10 thoughts on “Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith

  1. says:

    I knew little about Dodie Smith apart from the fact that she wrote I Capture the Castle which I enjoyed reading years ago and saw the film based on it,recently I think I was also aware that she d written 101 Dalmatians Dear Dodie was therefore a bit of an eye opener.Dodie was in her day one of the most successful playwrights, working with many legen

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this very much I didn t know anything at all about Dodie Smith really, but that has now been remedied Particularly good when discussing British theatre between the wars, which is a generally neglected period, I feel Odd to think how famous she was for writing plays and how no one would ever think that her most important work, now.Although the

  3. says:

    As with another book I read recently, the name of which has completely deserted me for now, this book has left me with a huge list of books I d like to read Being a drama and literature nerd I hugely enjoyed the characters who bobbed in Dodie s orbit and wake actors, authors and other mortals, many of whom were familiar names but many weren t Dodie in my

  4. says:

    This book took me forever to get through I just kept thinking I might get into it and find an interesting section but I didn t Full marks to Valerie Grove on her research but it felt like every detail, no matter how trivial, of Dodie Smith s life went into this which made for very dull reading I don t really like this style of biography which is predominatel

  5. says:

    I found this life of Dodie Smith very readable, and I learnt so much about a writer who is known now mainly for her novels I capture the castle and The Hundred and One Dalmatians Valerie Grove is sympathetic but objective, and paints a comprehensive portrait of a woman who enjoyed early success as a playwright with Dear Octopus Moving to the States for the sake

  6. says:

    I love a literary biography, and I Capture the Castle is one of my very favourite books Having read some of Dodie Smith s other, lesser known novels, I found the story of her early life on stage very familiar This was an enjoyable read for me another review complained about the constant quotations, but I thought this was natural given how much Smith wrote about he

  7. says:

    Couldn t read it fast enough and, two weeks later, I still miss it.

  8. says:

    A fascinating and very readable biography.

  9. says:

    Superb Exactly as biography should be done.

  10. says:

    We work in the darkwe do what we canthe rest is madness and artShe learned early to relish melancholy feelingsIn the library she had a semi mystical experience

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