Famous for her novel, I Capture the Castle, for Dear Octopus, her 1938 play set at a family reunion, and her childhood memoir, Look Back with Love, Dodie Smith is perhaps known most widely for her children’s classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian puppy. So when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies’ parents, Pongo and Missus, lose no time in mounting a daring rescue mission. Will they be in time to thwart Cruella’s evil scheme, or have they bitten off more than they can chew?
This edition includes the original The Hundred and One Dalmatians and its sequel, Starlight Barking.
Dodie Smith said she never felt ‘quite grown-up’. This may sound like an excuse for tiresome behaviour, but Dodie did retain all her life a childlike charm, being under five feet tall with a...Read more