Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers
Aurum, 2005 - 380 頁
Mary Poppins opened last year in London's West End in Cameron Mackintosh's musical production and has proved a huge success predicted to run for at least five years. Next year it is due to open on Broadway in New york. Meanwhile the Disney film has just been re-released on DVD, and the books remain in print and as classic as ever. But this is the first full biography of the woman who wrote the Mary Poppins books, and a fascinating and extraordinary life it was too. P.L. Travers was Australian, came to London as a journalist early in the twentieth century, became involved with Theosophism, got to know W.B. Yeats and George Russell, took her lifelong quest for guru-figures on to Gurdjieff and Krishnamurti - and lived into her nineties. By the end of her life, in the seventies, she was living in a flat off London's Kings Road and going to chat to the punks outside Malcolm McLaren's clothing shop life that spanned most of the twentieth century: it also sheds a fascinating light on the writing, and the true essence, of the Mary Poppins books: Mary Poppins herself was above all a kind of guru-figure who floated in and out of the Banks family's life to show them the possibility of other worlds...
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Lyndon was formed by a combination of three adults — her parents and her
Great Aunt Ellie — and by the interconnections of those three. None of the three
was direct with her, none supported and nurtured her wholeheartedly. Lyndon
CHAPTER Ellie andAllora T lhe .here she stood on the platform . Tall and gaunt,
lips pursed tight. Her hat was almost airborne, its two pigeon wings bracketing
the crown. Aunt Ellie leant on an ivory and ebony walking stick. 'Hurrumph!
Aunt Ellie, a bulldog with a sentimental core, remained fixed in Lyndon's adult
memory even more vividly than her parents. In a little book about Aunt Ellie 's life,
she described her as stern and tender, secret and proud, anonymous and loving.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing
I adore the Mary Poppins film by Walt Disney Studios. The film is one of few that I feel is better than the source material. I sawthe film about PL Travers and Walt Disney's long-time negotiations for ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ceg045 - LibraryThing
I received Mary Poppins, She Wrote as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I'm not familiar with P.L. Travers or Mary Poppins. Growing up, I knew of the latter, but never read the books and only saw bits and ... 閱讀評論全文
The moment between day and dark
Ellie and Allora
Old England in Australia