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Travers, P.L.

Pamela Lyndon Travers was born on August 9, 1899, with the name Helen Lyndon Goff. She preferred to be called “PL.” Her parents had a sugar plantation in Mayborough, Australia. She lived in Ireland and London and America. She worked as a secretary, a newspaper columnist, a dancer, and an actress. When she was recovering […]


Streatfield, Noel

Noel Streatfield was born on December 24th, 1895, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman. She worked in a soldiers’ hospital during World War I, but also wrote and produced plays during this time. After the war, in 1919, she enrolled at the Royal Academy in London to study acting. She had a bad experience on […]


Sherpard, Ernest H.

Ernest Howard Shepard was born on December 10, 1879, in London. He entered the Royal Academy School when he was 8 years old, where he studied drawing and painting from life, and won several medals. He exhibited his first picture when he was 22. He published his first drawing in Punch, one of Britain’s most […]