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P. L. Travers

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P. L. Travers

  • 5 stars across 9 books

    P.L. Travers was born in 1899 in Maryborough in Queensland, Australia and was one of three sisters. She was brought up simply, but traditionally, with a cook upon whom much of the character of Mary Poppins is based. She began her writing career in Australia, publishing many poems, then came to England and wrote for newspapers in Ireland and England. She began Mary Poppins `out of the blue', while lying ill in bed. It was published in 1934, was an immediate success and was followed by another five books.

    1st November 2018

    Mary Poppins: Illustrated Gift Edition

    An exquisite flagship gift edition of an iconic classic, illustrated by the current Waterstones Children's Laureate, L... More

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    3rd November 2008

    Mary Poppins

    Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The o... More

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    25th September 2014

    White Boots

    The author of children's classic `Ballet Shoes' delights with a best-loved story of ice skating rivalry... "If... More

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    6th October 2016

    Mary Poppins Comes Back

    Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The o... More

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    28th January 1994

    Mary Poppins Opens the Door

    Up in the sky a tiny spark hovered and swayed in the darkness. What could it be...? Still they waited. And still the s... More

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    30th June 1983

    Mary Poppins in the Park

    Things happen to the Banks children when they go to the park with Mary Poppins. Strange things, funny things, unexpect... More

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    5th March 2015

    I Go by Sea, I Go by Land

    'James and I stayed on at home and everything was quiet and sunny and we got to thinking the war would never come afte... More

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    29th December 2016

    Mary Poppins in the Park

    Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The o... More

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    26th January 2017

    Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane / Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

    Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures! The o... More

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