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Mary Poppins, she wrote : the life of P.L. Travers

Author: Valerie Lawson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the English author of the classic children's story traces her long life, the creation of her mysterious and beloved title character, and her tumultuous relationship with Walt Disney.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: P L Travers; Mary Poppins, (Fictitious character); P L Travers; Mary Poppins, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Lawson
ISBN: 9781476762920 1476762929
OCLC Number: 870210831
Notes: "Mary Poppins she wrote" was previously published in London by Aurum, 2005. Originally published by Hodder in 1999 under title: Out of the sky she came.
"Explores the events that inspired the major motion picture Disney's Saving Mr. Banks"--Cover.
Description: x, 401 pages ., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrated ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The nymph, 1899-1934. Prologue : The moment between day and dark ; The real Mr. Banks ; Ellie and Allora ; Old England in Australia ; The creation of Pamela ; Falling into Ireland ; Lovers, gurus and the glimmering girl --
Part II. The mother, 1934-1965. Prologue : Out of the sky ; Poppins and Pamela in Wonderland ; A beautiful night for a death ; The crossing of Camillus ; Through the door to Mabeltown ; Monsieur Bon Bon says au revoir ; Shadowplay ; The Americanization of Mary --
Part III. The crone, 1965-1996. Prologue : An old woman in a rocking chair. A crone among the sleeping beauties ; Looking for Pamela Travers ; Fear no more the heat of the sun.
Other Titles: Out of the sky she came
Responsibility: Valerie Lawson.

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The only comprehensive biography of P.L. Travers, the fascinating woman who created Mary Poppins, which inspired Disney's movie Saving Mr. Banks.  Read more...

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