P.L. Travers


Born
in Maryborough, Australia
August 09, 1899

Died
April 23, 1996

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Influences
J.M. Barrie, William Butler Yeats, Gurdjieff


Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian novelist, actress and journalist, popularly remembered for her series of children's novels about mystical nanny Mary Poppins.
She was born to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes. Her father died when she was seven, and although "epileptic seizure delirium" was given as the cause of death, Travers herself "always believed the underlying cause was sustained, heavy drinking".
Travers began to publish her poems while still a teenager and wrote for The Bulletin and Triad while also gaining a reputation as an actress. She toured Australia and New Zealand with a Shakespearean touring company before leaving for England in 1924. There she dedicated herself to writing under the pen name P. L. Trav
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“Don't you know that everybody's got a Fairyland of their own?”
P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

“Once we have accepted the story, we cannot escape the story's fate.”
P.L. Travers

“Who are you?" she inquired, as the cat passed by.
I'm the cat that looked at a king," he replied.
And I," she remarked with a toss of her head, "am the cow that jumped over the moon."
Is that so?" said the cat. "Whatever for?"
The cow stared. She had never been asked that question before. And suddenly it occured to her that there might something else to do than jumping over moons.”
P.L. Travers

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MARY POPPINS: Do you prefer the book series or the Disney musical? Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers

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