Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 â€“ 23 April 1996), was an Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist. In 1924, she emigrated to England where she wrote under the pen name P. L....

For services to literature, Travers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II in...

Helen Lyndon Goff (she was known within her family as Lyndon) was born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, the...

Lyndon Goff began publishing her poems while still a teenager and wrote for The Bulletin and Triad while also gaining a reputation as an actress;...

Travers greatly admired and emulated J. M. Barrie, the author of the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, which bears many structural resemblances to the Mary Poppins series. Indeed, Travers' first publisher was Peter Llewelyn...

While in Ireland in 1925, Travers met the poet George William Russell (who wrote under the name "Æ") who, as editor of The Irish...

At the invitation of her friend, U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier, Travers spent two summers living among the Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo peoples studying their mythology and folklore. After the war, she became...

Travers' literary output other than Mary Poppins and its sequels included other novels, poetry collections and...

Published in London in 1934, Mary Poppins was Travers' first literary success. Sequels followed (the last in...

While appearing as a guest on BBC Radio 4's radio program Desert Island Discs in May 1977, Travers revealed that the name "M. Poppins" originated from childhood stories that she...

The Disney musical adaptation was released in 1964. Primarily based on the first novel in what expanded into a series...

So fervent was Travers' dislike of the Disney adaptation and of the way she felt she had been treated during the production, that when producer Cameron...

The 2013 movie Saving Mr. Banks is a dramatized story about the working process during the planning of Mary Poppins. The movie stars Emma Thompson as Travers and Tom...

Though Travers had numerous fleeting relationships with men throughout her life, she lived for more than a decade with Madge Burnand, daughter of Sir Francis Burnand, a playwright and the former editor of Punch. They shared a London...

At the age of 40, two years after moving out on her own, Travers adopted a baby boy from Ireland whom she named Camillus Travers Hone. He was the...

Travers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1977. She lived into advanced old age, but her health was declining toward the end of her life. Travers died in London on 23...


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