P. L. Travers — Australian Writer born on August 09, 1899, died on April 23, 1996

Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE, was an Australian-born British novelist, actress, and journalist who migrated to England and lived most of her adult life there. She is known best for the Mary Poppins series of children's books featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins... (wikipedia)

A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.
You do not chop off a section of your imaginative substance and make a book specifically for children, for - if you are honest - you have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is all endless and all one.
Sorrow lies like a heartbeat behind everything I have written.
I think that 'Mary Poppins' needs a subtle reader, in many respects, to grasp all its implications, and I understand that these cannot be translated in terms of the film.
I cannot summon up inspiration; I myself am summoned.

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