Reading ➿ Dear Dodie 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

About the Author: Valerie Grove

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10 thoughts on “Dear Dodie

  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 peri...

  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:

    Dodie Smith wrote The One Hundred and One Dalmatians , a story which continues to please children and their parents long after its publication in 1956 But her long life she died at 94 is worth examining for so much .A confident personality, thanks in part to a supportive extended family, she went on the stage as an actress in touring productions Although ill paid and unadmire

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