The Real Mary Poppins – The Inspiration Behind ‘The Perfect Nanny’

One of the most celebrated fictional characters made her return on the big screen via Disney’s recent film, “Mary Poppins Returns” starring Emily Blunt which was shown last December. This is the anticipated sequel of the 1964 feature film, “Mary Poppins” which starred Julie Andrews.

But before the British nanny rose to fame and loved by generations around the world, she came to life in the books written by the Australian author P.L. Travers. It is an eight-book series of the same name, the first one being published in 1934. But did you know there was a real Mary Poppins?

Let’s go over the life of P.L. Travers and her inspiration in making one of the most celebrated fictional characters of all time, Mary Poppins.