20 Jan 2014

Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of PL Travers

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 20 January 2014

Born Helen Lyndon Goff in Queensland, Australia the author of Mary Poppins changed her name to PL Travers and wrote six books about the mysterious nanny to the Banks family. A movie based on PL Travers' cantankerous relationship with Walt Disney, 'Saving Mr Banks', is about to be released in New Zealand. Former arts editor of the Sydney Morning Herald Valerie Lawson spent years going through the Disney archives and 30 boxes of documents for her book 'Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of PL Travers'.

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