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Pamela Lyndon Travers (1899-1996), Children's writer, poet and critic

Sitter in 1 portrait
The children's author was born in Australia and came to England as a dancer and actress. Her story of the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, was an immediate success on publication in 1934 and subsequently became a classic both of children's literature and film.

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Pamela Lyndon Travers

by Gertrude Hermes
bronze bust, circa 1942
NPG 5888