Mary Poppins, She Wrote
A new edition of this book has now been released to tie in with the new Disney movie, Saving Mr Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
You can purchase it on Amazon or contact me for more information.
It tells true story of the Australian writer, P L Travers, creator of the quintessentially English nanny.
This biography has had many incarnations. Like Mary Poppins herself, it never really goes away. First published by Hodder Headline in 1999 as Out of the Sky She Came, it was published by Aurum in the United Kingdom in 2005 and by Simon & Schuster in the United States in 2006. The latter two imprints coincided with the opening of Mary Poppins the Musical, first in London then in New York. An edition by Hachette, with a new afterword, was published in 2010 to coincide with the opening of Mary Poppins the Musical in Australia.
The latest film tie-in edition has been published in the United States and Australia and will soon be available in Brazil and Poland. The movie depicts scenes from Travers’ youth and her battle with Walt Disney over the film rights to Mary Poppins. Travers’ relationship with her father and with Disney are both covered extensively in my biography.