P. L. Travers

Novelist, Author

1899 – 1996

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Who was P. L. Travers?

Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE was an Australian-born British novelist, actress and journalist. In 1924 she emigrated to England where she wrote under the pen name P. L. Travers. In 1933 she began writing her series of children's novels about the mystical and magical English 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.

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Born
Aug 9, 1899
Maryborough
Also known as
  • P.L. Travers
  • Pamela Lyndon Travers
  • Travers, P.L.
  • Helen Lyndon Goff
  • Helen Goff
Parents
Children
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Lived in
  • Queensland
Died
Apr 23, 1996
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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