P L Travers Letter

Early January 2016 and I was just getting around to seeing if there was anything worth cataloging in the last box of books from I dont know where which had been residing under my desk for I don’t know how long. I espied the Mary Poppins on the cover and thought “probably worth a fiver but a nostalgia trip nonetheless.

Imagine the excitement when I discovered the book is not only signed by Travers but contains a letter from her dated 1965. In it she thanks a Mrs Raymond for sending photos of a Sleeping Beauty castle which she hopes to mention in her book on the subject. (About The Sleeping Beauty was later published by Collins in 1975). I just love the line”alas I work on it very slowly because of all the chores I have in connection with the film” i.e Disney .

1964 Mary Poppins from A to Z , First Edition with signed letter

1964 Mary Poppins from A to Z , First Edition with signed letter

 

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