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P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers

Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE, was an Australian born novelist, actress and journalist. She was known for her fictional children's book series featuring the magical English nanny, Mary Poppins. Upon emigrating to England in 1924, Goff began to write under the pen name P. L. Travers. In 1933, she began writing the book series featuring Poppins. During World War II, while working for the British Ministry of Information, Travers traveled to New York. It was at this time when Travers was contacted by Roy Disney about selling Disney Studios the rights for a film adaptation of the first book in the series: Mary Poppins. After years of contact between Disney Studios and Travers, Walt Disney ... more on Wikipedia

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