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The Resource Mary Poppins, she wrote : the life of P.L. Travers, Valerie Lawson

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

Label
Mary Poppins, she wrote : the life of P.L. Travers
Title
Mary Poppins, she wrote
Title remainder
the life of P.L. Travers
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Lawson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical children's nanny, is remarkable enough. She was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the role in Disney's hugely successful film. Now she is a Broadway sensation all over again. But the story of Mary Poppins's creator, as this first biography reveals, is just as unexpected and remarkable. Australian journalist Pamela Lyndon Travers came to London in 1924. She became involved with theosophy and traveled in the literary circles of W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Most famously, she clashed with Walt Disney over the film adaptation. As tart and opinionated as the big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery, her love of mysticism and magic shaped her life as well as the character of the clipped, strict and ultimately mysterious nanny. She fervently believed that "everyday life is the miracle."--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NYP
Dewey number
823.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
B
LC item number
Travers PL
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mary Poppins, she wrote : the life of P.L. Travers, Valerie Lawson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Mary Poppins she wrote" was previously published in London by Aurum, 2005. It was originally published by Hodder in 1999 under title: Out of the sky she came
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-381) and index
  • "Published books by P.L. Travers": p. [382]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn864035356
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages, [16] page of plates
Isbn
9780743298162
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864035356
Label
Mary Poppins, she wrote : the life of P.L. Travers, Valerie Lawson
Publication
Note
"Mary Poppins she wrote" was previously published in London by Aurum, 2005. It was originally published by Hodder in 1999 under title: Out of the sky she came
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-381) and index
  • "Published books by P.L. Travers": p. [382]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn864035356
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages, [16] page of plates
Isbn
9780743298162
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864035356

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