The Real Life Mary Poppins: The Life and Times of P. L. Travers
Among twentieth century authors, P. L. Travers was by far the most productive and famous to hail from the British colony of Australia. After a brief and modestly successful acting career, she moved to London and pursued her own brand of journalism. She was a well-regarded drama critic and travel author, and she became friends with many influential writers and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually, she found her greatest voice in the form of Mary Poppins, the mysterious and powerful Edwardian nanny. Thirty years after the first Poppins adventure is published, Walt Disney produced a live-action movie version, which has ingrained itself forever in the popular imagination. This biography traces Travers from her youth, her early career in acting and writing, the making of Mary Poppins, and more. LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps™ Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is recapped.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
actors actress adult Allan Wilkie American publisher Aunt Ellie Australia Banks children board the Medic Bowral Camillus Chapter Cherry Tree Lane children’s literature Christchurch Sun conﬂict creative Despite Disney s Mary Disney’s drama critic dreams Edwardian nanny England fairy famous fantasy father’s ﬁction ﬁgure ﬁlm ﬁnally ﬁnancial ﬁnished ﬁrst Fisher ﬂoated freelance friends girls Goff family Helen Lyndon Goff horriﬁed imagination inﬂuence Julie Andrews last Mary Poppins Lawrence Campbell London Madge Burnand magical Margaret Mary Poppins books Mary Poppins character Mary Poppins Comes Mary Poppins Opens Mary Poppins series Maryborough mentor Morehead mother movie mythical never Normanhurst P. L. Travers Pamela Travers pen name poetry Poppins adventure Poppins character Poppins Comes Back Poppins in Cherry production Radcliffe Robert Goff Scripps College Sleeping Beauty Smith College story Sydney theater Travers continues Travers’s Triad troupe Walt Disney Wilkie’s company William Butler Yeats woman writer in residence young Goff Zealand