P. L. Travers

Standard Name: Travers, P. L.
Birth Name: Helen Lyndon Goff
Pseudonym: P. L. Travers
Pseudonym: Milo Reve
Self-constructed Name: Pamela Lyndon Travers
Self-constructed Name: P. L. Travers
PLT , poet, editor, essayist, critic, travel writer, and novelist, who was born in Australia but wrote mostly in England, is best known for her Mary Poppins books, generally classified as for children. All her life she was absorbed by myth, magic, and legend, both ancient and modern. Her work drew on the legacy of past myth makers and she herself left a legacy for today's writers like J. K. Rowling , creator of Harry Potter.
Black and white photograph of P. L. Travers playing the part of Titania in Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream", c. 1924. She perches on a log wearing a sleeveless tunic, with vine-leaves in her unruly curls, and flowers scattered around.
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Friends, Associates Julia O'Faolain
A very early friend of JOF , a boy who was older by six years, was Garret FitzGerald , who was later to become Ireland's most distinguished Taoiseach.
O’Faolain, Julia. Trespassers, A Memoir. Faber and Faber, 2014.
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Patricia Lynch published The Turf-Cutter's Donkey: one of a new wave of characterful books for children which also included P. L. Travers , Enid Bagnold , Noel Streatfeild , and Eve Garnett .


Travers, P. L. About the Sleeping Beauty. McGraw-Hill, 1975.
Travers, P. L. Ah Wong. The High Grade Press, 1943.
Travers, P. L. Aunt Sass. Reyal and Hitchcock, 1941.
Travers, P. L., and Charles Keeping. Friend Monkey. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.
Travers, P. L. George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. Traditional Studies Press, 1973.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Happy Ever After. Reynal and Hitchcock, 1940.
Travers, P. L., and Gertrude Hermes. I Go by Sea, I Go by Land. W. W. Norton, 1941.
Travers, P. L. Johnny Delaney. High Grade Press, 1944.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins. G. Howe, 1934.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins and the House Next Door. Collins, 1988.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins Comes Back. P. Davies, 1935.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins from A to Z. Collins, 1962.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane. Collins, 1982.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins in the Kitchen. Collins, 1975.
Travers, P. L., and Mary Shepard. Mary Poppins in the Park. P. Davies, 1952.
Travers, P. L., Mary Shepard, and Agnes Sims. Mary Poppins Opens the Door. Reynal and Hitchcock, 1943.
Travers, P. L. Moscow Excursion. G. Howe, 1934.
Travers, P. L. The Fox at the Manger. Norton, 1962.
Travers, P. L., Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon. Two Pairs of Shoes. Viking, 1980.
Travers, P. L., Betty Fraser, and Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins. Golden Press, 1964.
Travers, P. L. What the Bee Knows. Aquarian, 1989.