Pamela Lyndon Travers, better known as P. L. Travers, (born Helen Lyndon Goff, August 9, 1899 - April 23, 1996) was an Australian-born British author who is best known as the writer of the Mary Poppins series of children's novels. She was also a poet, actress and journalist.
Travers did not like the Mary Poppins film adaptation by Disney, which covered some of the contents from Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Comes Back. So, she was very cautious about further adaptations and would not allow Disney to do any more.
Partial list of works
- Mary Poppins (1934)
- Moscow Excursion (1934)
- Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935)
- I Go By Sea, I Go By Land (1941)
- Aunt Sass (1941)
- Ah Wong (1943)
- Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1944)
- Mary Poppins in the Park (1952)
- Mary Poppins from A-Z (1963)
- Mary Poppins in the Kitchen (1975)
- About the Sleeping Beauty (1975)
- Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982)
- Mary Poppins and the House Next Door (1989)
- What the Bee Knows: Reflections on Myth, Symbol and Story (1989)
- Quotations by and about P. L. Travers on Wikiquote.
- Picardie, Justine (28 October 2008) "Was P L Travers the real Mary Poppins?",The Telegraph