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    DescriptionThe 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, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the starring role in Walt Disney's hugely successful and equally classic film. Now she is a sensation all over again-both on Broadway and in Disney's upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. Saving Mr. Banks retells many of the stories in Valerie Lawson's biography Mary Poppins, She Wrote, including P. L. Travers's move from London to Hollywood and her struggles with Walt Disney as he adapted her novel for the big screen. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for "thinking she knows more about Mary Poppins than I do," was a poet and world-renowned author as tart and opinionated as Andrews's big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery and porcelain-beautiful. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped Travers's life as well as the very character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict, and ultimately mysterious nanny who emerged from her pen was the creation of someone who remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. Valerie Lawson's illuminating biography provides the first full look at the life of the woman and writer whose personal journey is as intriguing as her beloved characters.


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    Title
    Mary Poppins, She Wrote
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valerie Lawson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 402
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476762920
    ISBN 10: 1476762929
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-BA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 823.912
    Edition statement
    Media Tie-In.
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    05 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Valerie Lawson is a feature writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. Her previous books are Connie Sweetheart and The Allens Affair. She lives in Sydney and London.