Dick Smith, writer linked to Dinas Powys, Wales
Dick King-Smith is best known as the creator of "Babe", the sheep pig and a farmyard full of unforgettable animal characters.
Connection: Mother from Dinas Powys. Grandfather involved at Newport RFC and the WRU.
Wartime soldier, farmer, travelling salesman, shoe factory operative, teacher, tv presenter, author, children's author of the year, Hon. M. Litt. (Bristol), Hon. Ma (Bath)