Out of the sky she came: the life of P. L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins

Lawson, Valerie

Published by Hodder Headline, 1999
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Very clean & tightly bound hardback book with a previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper, and the usual age-toning to the pages, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. xxx + 380 pages, 34 photos on plates, illustrations in the text, notes, bibliography, index. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Out of the sky she came: the life of P. L. ...
Publisher: Hodder Headline
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Lawson, Valerie
Published by Hachette Melbourne 2010 (2010)
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Book Description Hachette Melbourne 2010, 2010. 21.0 x 13.5cms 392pp, b/w illusts, very good paperback & cover Australian born Travers (1899 -1995), was an essayist, theatre critic, folklorist and creator of the 5 Mary Poppins books (from 1934). Her Poppins was tart & rude, plain & vain, before Disney turned her into a cheery saccharine figure, Seller Inventory # 161942

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Valerie Lawson
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Book Description Hodder Headline, 1999. Hardcover in Dustjacket. Biography. Mary Poppins has become familiar to generations of children all over the world as the quintessential English nanny. What is less well known is that she was the invention of a young Australian writter P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers.pp. xviii, 380 illusts #0118 Small closed tear in top edge of d/w.Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE ( 9 August 1899 ? 23 April 1996) was an Australian-born British writer who spent most of her career in England. She is best known for the Mary Poppins series of children's books, which feature the magical nanny Mary Poppins.Goff was born in Maryborough, Queensland, and grew up in the Australian bush before being sent to boarding school in Sydney. Her writing was first published as a teenager, and she also worked briefly as a professional Shakespearean actress. Upon emigrating to England at the age of 25, she began to write under the pen name P. L. Travers. In 1933, she began writing the novel Mary Poppins, the first of eight Poppins books.Travers travelled to New York City during World War II while working for the British Ministry of Information. At that time, Walt Disney contacted her about selling to Disney Studios the rights for a film adaptation of Mary Poppins, whose sequel Mary Poppins Comes Back was also in print. After years of contact, which included visits to Travers at her home in London, Walt Disney did obtain the rights and the Disney film Mary Poppins premiered in 1964. In 2004, a new musical adaptation of the books and the film opened in the West End; it premiered on Broadway in 2006. Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates four branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. All items can be viewed at Elizabeth's Bookshop Warehouse, 23 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA VG+ (Very Good Plus) in slightly edgeworn dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 13040

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Book Description Hodder Headline Australia, Sydney, Australia, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. In excellent condition. Unclipped dust jacket has a hint of edge wear and a little water stain to the inner front jacket which is not discernible from the outside. Gift inscription on half title page. Seller Inventory # 007730

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Book Description Hodder Headline (Published in association with Belladonna Books.)., Sydney, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Mary Poppins has become familiar to generations of children all over the world as the quintessential English nanny. What is less well known is that she was the invention of a young Australian writter P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers. BOOK DETAILS: . The contents are tight and sound throughout.The boards are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. The dust wrapper is not price clipped and shows only minor shelf-wear.Tanning to the pages.Tanning (or browning) is often present in older books and is the result of the paper ageing. Some mild scattered foxing is present within the book. No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). A very good copy. Illustrated. 380pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 710gm. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established: 1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** United States Customers PLEASE BE AWARE Airmail parcels entering the USA are now inspected by Homeland Security. Parcels to U.S. addresses can therefore be delayed and sometimes take up to four weeks or even longer from Australia. We need to ask U.S. customers therefor to be patient. We now insist on parcels to the U.S. always being sent by REGISTERED Mail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 10666

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Book Description hodder. Biography of Australian-born author P L Travers (1899-1996), best known for her series of children's novels featuring the magical nanny Mary Poppins. She was born in Queensland as Helen Lyndon Goff and died in London aged 96, having been an actress, journalist and poet, as well as novelist. Includes discussion of the differences between the Mary Poppins character in the novels and the Walt Disney movie of the same name. Includes photographs, notes on sources, list of Travers' published books, and index. Published in association with Belladonna Books. Shortlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award. Author's previous publications include 'Connie Sweetheart' and 'The Allens Affair'. Hodder, 1999. First edition. A near fine, unmarked copy in a near fine d/w. Scans available if required. Seller Inventory # 4759066

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Lawson, Valerie
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Book Description Hodder, Sydney, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 380p. Original brown boards, metallic bronze lettering to spine, 16 pages of black and white photographs. Biography of this Queensland-born actress, journalist and famous author of the Mary Poppins books. First printing. Minor bump to top of spine and associated section of dustwrapper, light spotting to fore-edge, corner of half-title page excised (no loss of text) else an excellent first printing. Seller Inventory # 32174

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Book Description Sydney Hodder Haedline Australia P/L, 1999. VG+ First edition hardcover in Near Fine d/j. "For Review : Publication/Embargo" sticker adhered to ffep. Small dark mark at top of fore-edge of textblock. Excellent copy. 380pp. Seller Inventory # 6622

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Published by Sydney, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. 1st Edition. (1999)
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Book Description Sydney, Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. 1st Edition., 1999. Hardcover, 8vo., good condition, dustjacket has minor wear along edges and browning of page edges, no inscriptions, black & white photographs, notes, bibliography, index, 380pp. Very good copy of this scarce biography about Australian born P. L. Travers. Seller Inventory # 18727

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Book Description Hodder Headline Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia, 1999. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. 380 pages, b/w photos thr/out. Brown, cloth boards, very light edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, very minor edge-wear. Pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "Mary Poppins has become familiar to generations of children all over the world as the quintessential English nanny. What is less well known is that she was the invention of a young Australian, P.L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers. Born in Queensland in 1899 . began her career as an actress and journalist. She set sail for England in 1924 . Her first Mary Poppins book, published in 1934, was an instant success and was followed by five more. In 1964 the Walt Disney classic film turned the magical nanny into a household name.' - 644 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Second Hand. Seller Inventory # 004842

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Book Description Hodder Headline Australia. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0733610722 Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Dust jacket is clean and intact with no tears, and has not been price-clipped (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Light wear to the boards; The textblock edges are unblemished except for a remainder mark to the bottom edge; The endpapers and all text pages are clean and unmarked, but the pages are yellowing from age; The binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium-Large Format (Quatro, 9.75" - 10.75" tall); Dark brown and gold dust jacket with title in red lettering; 1999, Hodder Headline Australia; 416 pages; "Out of the Sky She Came," by Valerie Lawson. Seller Inventory # SKU-U57IE13703108

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