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    DescriptionThe story of Mary Poppins's creator, as this first biography reveals, is unexpected and remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who in 1924 came to London from Sydney as a journalist. She became involved with theosophy and traveled 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 ÝTravers¨ know more about Mary Poppins than I do," was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews's big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery and porcelain beautiful. "You've got the nose for it," Travers candidly assessed the star. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped P. L. Travers's life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict and ultimately mysterious nanny was the conception of someone who remained thoroughly inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years.

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    Mary Poppins, She Wrote
    The Life of P. L. Travers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valerie Lawson
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 401
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 603 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743298162
    ISBN 10: 0743298160

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 823.912
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, BIO022000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    B&T Approval Code: A25403252
    DC22: 823/.912
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    LC classification: PR6039.R32 Z74 2006
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    Publication date
    10 October 2006