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Mary Poppins She Wrote
Author: Valerie Lawson

ISBN: 9780733626371
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1 June 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9 x 2.8
Description:
The fascinating biography of the creator of Mary Poppins, Australian writer Pamela Lyndon Travers, whose story will be brought to life in Disney's major motion picture Saving Mr. Banks.

The story of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical children's nanny, is remarkable enough. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children's book that was instantly hailed as a classic, became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the starring role in Walt Disney's hugely successful film, and was a sensation all over again when 'Mary Poppins' was adapted as a musical.

The fabulous English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who in 1924 went from Sydney to London to work as a journalist. She became involved with theosophy and travelled in the literary circles of W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Most famously, she clashed with the great convincer Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for thinking you [Travers] know more about Mary Poppins than I do , was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews's big-screen Mary Poppins w...

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