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The Real Life Mary Poppins: The Life and Times of P.L. Travers by [Brody, Paul]
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The Real Life Mary Poppins: The Life and Times of P.L. Travers Kindle Edition

3.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 316 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides (19 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BISR4FW
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having read this account of Pamela Travers, and also having seen the film "Saving Mr Banks", it really puts a different light on the film " Mary Poppins", in fact makes it more enjoyable, and understandable, knowing how and why the characters were created.
This little biography is truly well written, and is extremely enjoyable.
I would recommend it in every way, then download and enjoy the full "Mary Poppins"collection, as I did.
Believe me,there is an awful lot of reading there, approx 8 full books in total, and a lot of them not included in the film.
Regarding the film "Saving Mr Banks", Tom Hanks makes a wonderful Walt Disney, but be prepared to take a
Couple of tissues with you, as it is a bit of a tear jerker!
Well worth the read in every way.
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As the title of my review would suggest, I found this book interesting, but there were many times within it where I felt there was a jump or a gap. Throughout the book you are given snippet insights into the working life of Travers, however very little is told about her as a person in any real detail at all.
For the price, it gives you a good general overview,however, if you're after a detailed read this book may not be for you.
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short novella on the life of mary poppins. interesting, but at times dry; although as ms travers went to great lengths to keep her private life out of the media; I do not think any wriitngs about her would be any better a good all round biography
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At only 72 pages, it provides a very brief overview of the author's life. As a result, it has to skip over many aspects of her life such as her adopting a child. nevertheless, it provides a good summary of her life and her works, namely her Mary poppins books. As such, it is a good intoroductory work. recommended for those who would like short works about famous authors and for those who would like to explore more about this author in subsequent, lengthier biographies.
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Having seen the recent film starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, had to read the book. Not disappointed. Thank you.
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I enjoyed finding out about P L Travers. If you want to know more about the author of the Mary Poppins books it's worth the time reading it.
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This was laden with errors and had an annoying use of present tense. The adoption of her son was barely mentioned. It felt incomplete and generally disappointing.
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poorly written - English grammar appalling, tenses all over the place and 'missing links' - ie referring to a person by name with no explanation (and this person was key to PL Travers life!)
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