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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AE had suggested Madge Burnand, 'an extremely nice girl' who was learning
printing. 'You want a companion,' he wrote, 'it is unpleasant to live alone.' Madge
was one of six daughters of the late Sir Francis Burnand, a prolific playwright as ...
Pamela found his daughter's work by accident, through a Christmas card sent to
Madge. Florence Shepard, who had died in 1927, was an old friend of Madge's.
At Christmas 1932, her daughter, Mary Shepard, sent Madge a card which she ...
She appeared to be in a double bind with Madge Burnand. Both women needed
one another, yet hurt one another over and over again. At the end of 1937,
Madge sailed on the Queen Mary for a long break in the USA, but by mid-May of
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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
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