Author(s): Valerie Lawson
Biography of Australian-born author P L Travers (1899-1996), best known for her series of children's novels featuring the magical nanny Mary Poppins. She was born in Queensland as Helen Lyndon Goff and died in London aged 96, having been an actress, journalist and poet, as well as novelist. Includes discussion of the differences between the Mary Poppins character in the novels and the Walt Disney movie of the same name. Includes photographs, notes on sources, list of Travers' published books, and index. Published in association with Belladonna Books. Shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award. Author's previous publications include 'Connie Sweetheart' and 'The Allens Affair'.