Dorothy "Dodie" Smith (1896 -1990) was an English children's novelist and playwright, best known for her 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 Disney animated film version. Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 a film 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 (2003).