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  • kiira kirsijóna

    Mary Poppins, She Wrote: the Life of P. L. Travers by Valerie Lawson. Clink link for the not-entirely favorable New York Times Review by Chelsea Cain. Maybe I'll just skim this one. The pic? P. L. Travers and her son, Camillus.

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Pamela Travers, the woman who wrote Mary Poppins, is pictured with her adopted son Camillus in the Forties

"A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns." - P.L. Travers

I actually took notes in the margins of this book in crayon. I think I wanted to BE Mary Poppins.

P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, author of eight books on English nanny Mary Poppins, died on April 23, 1996 at the age of 96. Originally from Australia, Ms. Travers (born Helen Goff) began her literary career writing poetry. She wroter her first Mary Poppins book in 1934. When the Disney film was released in 1964 she cried at the premiere - because she disliked the film version so much.

Vintage Mary Poppins books set of 4 with by LittleBeachDesigns, $59.00

P.L. Travers/ the woman who brought us Mary Poppins

'Mary Poppins' (1964) musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, produced by Walt Disney, and based on the Mary Poppins books series by P. L. Travers. A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family and wonderful things begin to happen! All children should have this movie as a childhood memory ~ it's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mary Poppins movie tie-in book--I still have mine, but I read it to death so it is not in very good shape!

Mary Poppins -- "Now you can spell it backwards, which is 'dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupus,' but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?" - Mary Poppins