Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Real P. L. Travers

I once read that children's authors write great books because they write in order to sort out painful memories or a grim reality.  That can certainly be said of P. L. Travers, whose real name was Helen Goff.  The movie "Saving Mr. Banks" is a wonderful movie and shows a new side to the author of the delightful Mary Poppins books.

A biography originally published in 1999 (Australia, Travers' native couuntry) was re-released this December.  Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers by Valerie Lawson should be an interesting and intriguing read. 

There are actually several books in the Mary Poppins series.  For more detals, visit Wikipedia:

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