P. L. Travers

Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist (1899-1996)

Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE (Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian-British writer, actress, and journalist.[1]

Travers in the role of Titania in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, c. 1924

Travers was known for writing the 1933 successful children's book Mary Poppins and the seven sequels that followed. She worked with Walt Disney to make the 1964 movie version of the series, Mary Poppins.

Travers was born on 9 August 1899 in Maryborough, Queensland.[1] She studied at Normanhurst Girls School. She adopted one son from Ireland, Camillus Travers Hone.[1] He died in 2011. Travers died on 23 April 1996 in her London, England home from an epileptic seizure, aged 96.[1]

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  • P. L. Travers at Find a Grave
  • Edwina Burness, Jerry Griswold (Winter 1982). "P. L. Travers, The Art of Fiction No. 63". The Paris Review. Winter 1982 (86).
  • Gurdjieff by P.L. Travers, from Man, Myth and Magic: Encyclopedia of the Supernatural 12 vol., (London: Purnell, 1970–1971) reprinted on the International Gurdjieff Review web site.
  • Finding aid Archived 2014-09-12 at the Wayback Machine to Papers of P. L. Travers in State Library of New South Wales (pdf file).