Travers, P L


Travers, P L
▪ 1997

      (HELEN LYNDON GOFF), Australian-born British writer (b. Aug. 9, 1899, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia—d. April 23, 1996, London, Eng.), created the popular character Mary Poppins and wrote a series of children's books that were translated into more than 20 languages. In her late teens Travers moved to England, where she worked as an actress, dancer, and journalist. During that period she became acquainted with the poets William Butler Yeats and George William Russell (known as AE), with whom she shared a deep interest in myth. Through Russell, who became her mentor, she was introduced to London literary society. Her first book, Mary Poppins (1934), featuring a magical, no-nonsense, but endearing nanny, was an immense success. Her first sequel in 1935 helped her to decide on a career as a writer. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, she lectured, wrote, and served as writer-in-residence at several colleges. Her later works include several travel books and a collection of essays on myth published in 1989.

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