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Out of the Sky She Came: The Life of P.L. Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins

Valerie Lawson


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Hardcover. First Edition. Biography of Australian-born author P L Travers (1899-1996), best known for her series of children’s novels featuring the magical nanny Mary Poppins. She was born in Queensland as Helen Lyndon Goff and died in London aged 96, having been an actress, journalist and poet, as well as novelist. Includes discussion of the differences between the Mary Poppins character in the novels and the Walt Disney movie of the same name. Includes photographs, notes on sources, list of Travers’ published books, and index.
Australian born Travers (1899 -1995), was an essayist, theatre critic, folklorist and creator of the 5 Mary Poppins books (from 1934). Her Poppins was tart & rude, plain & vain, before Disney turned her into a cheery saccharine figure.
380p., [16] pages of plates : ill. ports. ; 24cm. #030322 Woman author. Women authors.
Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996. | Authors, Australian — 20th century — Biography. | Women authors, Australian — 20th century — Biography. | Australian

Additional Information

AuthorValerie Lawson
Number of pages380p., [16] pages of plates : ill. ports. ; 24cm.
PublisherHachette Australia
Year Published1999 First Edition
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

Book Condition

Near Fine

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