Happy 112th Birthday P.L. Travers!
Tuesday, August 9, is the birthday of Helen Lyndon Goff - better known by her pen name P.L. Travers.
Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, but came to England to pursue her poetry and her acting. She began writing and her most beloved title, Mary Poppins, was published in 1934 to great acclaim.
So celebrate with us by checking out one of her fun and touching novels about the world's greatest nanny, Mary Poppins:
- Marry Poppins
- Mary Poppins Comes Back
- Mary Poppins in the Park
- Mary Poppins Opens the Door
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- Happy 213th Birthday Mary Shelley
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