‘Saving Mr Banks’

It’s about the film ‘Saving Mr Banks’ released 2013, which on the face of things looks all good.
But underneath P.L Travers who wrote Mary Poppins wasn’t as happy as she seemed.

Her father had a hard time holding down his job as bank manager because of his alcoholism.
Mary Poppins is in fact based on Travers’ aunt, who comes to help her family.
Then there were the conflictions with Walt Disney she had to cope with.
It seems she was also a difficult person to work with.


  1. Well done once again, Geoff. It’s certainly an interesting story & it’s moving how much the redemption of Mr. Banks meant to P L Travers. I’ve never read the original Mary Poppins books but maybe I need to find a copy and consider the Disney version again.