Dodie Smith

  • Cassandra ! Un prénom romanesque, à l'image du château perdu au fin fond de l'Angleterre où vit la jeune fille et toute sa famille pour le moins excentrique. Un père écrivain qui se refuse à écrire, Topaz, la belle-mère fantasque, Rose, la soeur aînée rêvant du grand amour, sans parler du jeune jardinier qui n'a d'yeux que pour Cassandra. Quand surgissent deux beaux et riches Américains dans le manoir voisin, la vie au château est bouleversée.

  • Anglais I capture the castle

    Dodie Smith

    Cassandra Mortmain's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slides into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. This diary deals with her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home.

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  • A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith''s much-loved classic story, perfect for children aged 3 years and up. When Missis and Pongo''s darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect ... the evil Cruella de Vil! She''s enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat! With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time? This classic tale about a hundred and one spotty dogs has been adapted for the first time ever as a picture book. Peter Bently''s fun adaptation of Dodie Smith''s original text will introduce the story to a new generation, with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton. Fan''s of Dodie Smith''s original story will love this new take on an old favourite - the perfect Christmas gift and classic bedtime story to enjoy together. Dodie Smith was an English children''s novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), which was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version. Peter Bently is the award-winning bestselling picture book author of Shark in the Dark, Lark in the Ark, The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Cats Ahoy! He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Steven Lenton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow) which was both the Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times Children''s Book of the Week. Steven is originally from Congleton in Cheshire and now lives in London.

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  • Cassandra Mortmain's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slides into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. This diary deals with her extraordinary family and their crumbling castle home.

  • 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time.

  • Dans cet album magnifiquement illustré, partez à la recherche des chiots de Pongo et Missis, enlevés par la terrible Cruella d'Enfer. Afin de l'empêcher de transformer leurs quinze petits en manteaux de fourrure, les dalmatiens devront affronter de nombreux dangers. De palpitantes aventures vous attendent cette belle adaptation du célèbre roman de Dodie Smith.

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  • Les cent un dalmatiens Nouv.

    «Au secours! Bébés dalmatiens volés! Envoyer nouvelles à Pongo et Missis, Regent's Park, Londres.» L'appel désespéré des parents dalmatiens a été entendu par tous les chiens du pays. Grâce à leur aide précieuse, Pongo et Missis découvrent bientôt l'horrible vérité: leurs enfants sont prisonniers de Cruella Diabolo. Ils devront déployer des trésors d'ingéniosité pour empêcher Cruella de réaliser son rêve: transformer en fourrure la belle peau blanche tachetée de noir des petits dalmatiens.

  • To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books.



    I CAPTURE THE CASTLE 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time...



    THE SECRET GARDEN Mary Lennox is an orphan who is sent to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Neglected and lonely, she begins to explore her new home and learns of a secret garden that her uncle has forbidden anyone to enter. A friendly robin shows Mary the key to the garden and she discovers a world she could never have imagined... The Secret Garden has enchanted generations of children and adults alike.

  • A charming tale of love, family and compromise filled with vivid characters, from the author of I Capture the Castle. From Dodie Smith, the author of I Capture the Castle and The Hundred and One Dalmatians comes a classic tale of complicated sibling relationships, friendship and forbidden love. Set in 1970s England, this is a delightful, funny novel with deftly drawn characters and true heart. Suspecting her husband, George, of dalliances in the city, May decides it is high time the family moved to the country. Determined to create the perfect home there, she finds an idyllic country house set in a lilac grove and sets about furnishing it properly and cooking enormous meals. She even manages to convince her less well-off sister, June, to move into a cosy cottage on the grounds with her husband Robert. This new set-up is very much a family affair as June's husband Robert just happens to be George's brother: the two sisters are married to two brothers. At first both families seem to be settling in well, sharing delicious meals and having jolly times together. Their grown-up children, Hugh and Corinna, visit from London and there even seems to be a hint of romance in the air for them, while the surviving grandparents from both sides of the family move into the big house and forge new friendships. But the arrival of a cantankerous great aunt will reveal the cracks in the family's tangled relationships and will even threaten to unveil the greatest secret of all - while May thought moving George to the country would put a stop to his affairs, he has begun to fall in love with his sister-in-law, June. The death of a beloved character will, however, turn the tables again and lead to the ultimate, happy, denouement.

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