P. L. Travers Novelist

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Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian novelist, actress and journalist, popularly remembered for her series of children's novels about the mystical and magical nanny Mary Poppins. Her popular books have been adapted many times, including the 1964 film starring Julie Andrews and the Broadway musical originally produced in London's West End. Helen Lyndon Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, the daughter of an unsuccessful bank manager (later demoted to bank clerk) named Travers Robert Goff. Following the death of their father, Helen Goff and mother and sisters moved to Bowral, New South Wales in 1907, and lived there until 1917. It is likely that she lived in Bowral when she originally came up with the character that became Mary Poppins. Helen Goff began publishing her poems while still a teenager and wrote for The Bulletin and Triad while also gaining a reputation as an actress; she soon adopted the stage name "Pamela Lyndon Travers". She toured Australia and New Zealand with a Shakespearean touring company before leaving for England in 1924.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 9th, 1899
Date of death
April 23rd, 1996 at age of 96
Place of death
London, United Kingdom
Places lived
pop. 4,690,900 (2013)



Written work

1.Mary Poppins: Three Enchanting Classics: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, and Mary Poppins Opens the Door

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1934. at New York City
2006. by Odyssey Classics

2.Mary Poppins

Children's literature, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1935. at New York City
1979. by Caedmon Audio Cassette
1981. by Buccaneer Books
2006. by Harcourt Children's Books (224 pages)
Performing arts
Musical theatre

3.Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1937. at New York City

4.The gingerbread shop

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1952. at New York City (26 pages)

5.The fox at the manger

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1962. by Norton at New York City (75 pages)

6.About the Sleeping beauty

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1975. at New York City

7.Mary Poppins in the Park

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by Harcourt Children's Books (304 pages)


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