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Mary Poppins, She Wrote The Life of P. L. Travers, 1999 Valerie Lawson

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Mary Poppins, She Wrote  The Life of P. L. Travers, 1999  by Valerie Lawson is the story of that complicated nanny, as kind as she is threatening, by its equally peculiar author P. L. Travers (1899 - 1996).

  • Travers said that she did not want a biography written after her death, but here it is, carefully researched, well illustrated and perceptively presented.
  • Mary Poppins, created in 1934, not the cheery character of the Disney film.
  • Mary Poppins --tart, sharp, plain and vain.

Follow the life of the Australian journalist--Pamela Lyndon Travers--active in the literary circles of Yeats and Eliot, theosophist, disciple of Gurdjieff.

Learn more about the mysterious Nanny and meet her equally mysterious and inscrutable creator.

This paperback book is in good condition--well bound, no marks or tears, clearly well cared for.  The more than three dozen pictures are impressive. The book measures 6 inches by 9 inches by 1 inch and has 401 pages with notes, bibliography and index.

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