Goodnight Nanny-CamGoodnight Moon has been hilariously updated for the modern parent."-BuzzfeedWhen the text of Goodnight Nanny-Cam appeared online in the New Yorker's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, it garnered 10"...
The remarkable life of P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins.An arresting life?Lawson is superb at excavating the details. ?Library Journal The spellbinding stories of Mary Poppins, the quintessentially English and utterly magical nanny, have been loved by generations. She flew into the lives of the unsuspecting Banks family in a children?s book that was instantly hailed as a classic, then became a household name when Julie Andrews stepped into the title role in Walt Disney?s hugely successful and equally classic film. But the Mary Poppins in the stories was not the cheery film character. She was tart and sharp, plain and vain. She was a remarkable character. The story of Mary Poppins? creator, as this definitive biography reveals, is equally remarkable. The fabulous English nanny was actually conceived by an Australian, Pamela Lyndon Travers, who came to London in 1924 from Queensland as a journalist. She became involved with Theosophy, traveled in the literary circles of W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot, and became a disciple of the famed spiritual guru, Gurdjieff. She famously clashed with Walt Disney over the adaptation of the Mary Poppins books into film. Travers, whom Disney accused of vanity for ?thinking you know more about Mary Poppins than I do,? was as tart and opinionated as Julie Andrews?s big-screen Mary Poppins was cheery. Yet it was a love of mysticism and magic that shaped Travers?s life as well as the character of Mary Poppins. The clipped, strict, and ultimately mysterious nanny who emerged from her pen was the creation of someone who remained inscrutable and enigmatic to the end of her ninety-six years. Valerie Lawson?s illuminating biography provides the first full look whose personal journey is as intriguing as her beloved characters.
A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book From the winner of the 1999 David Cohen British Literature Prize comes an unforgettably chilling novel, written with the compassion and artistry that define Trevor's fiction. There were three deaths that summer. The first was Letitia's, sudden and quite unexpected, leaving her husband, Thaddeus, haunted by the details of her last afternoon. The next death came some weeks later, after Thaddeus's mother-in-law helped him to interview for a nanny to bring up their baby. None of the applicants were suitable--least of all the last one, with her sharp features, her shabby clothes that reeked of cigarettes, her badly typed references--so Letitia's mother moved herself in. But then, just as the household was beginning to settle down, the last of the nannies surprisingly returned, her unwelcome arrival heralding the third of the summer tragedies. "William Trevor is an extraordinarily mellifluous writer, seemingly incapable of composing an ungraceful sentence. . . . His skill is very real, and equals his great compassion. With Death in Summer , these two qualities combine in a beautiful and resonant way."-- The New York Time Book Review "Possibly the most perfect of Trevor's novels . . . Astonishing."-- Los Angeles Times Book Review "Beautifully paced and mesmerizing . . . Offering us a compelling mystery on many levels through . . . finely drawn, perfect glimpses of touchingly imperfect lives."-- The Washington Post Book World Nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize
The nanny went looking for the baby girl and the puppies. An illustration from a series of children's books which came free with the Public Ledger newspaper.Features: Title: Nursey went to Look Theme: Victorian Children's Literature Made in the USA Subject: Entertainment Product Type: Print Frame Type: Unframed Color: Green/Black/Beige Number of Items Included: 1 Style: Cottage / Country Orientation: Vertical Size (Size: 36" H x 24" W): Large 33"-40" Size (Size: 66" H x 44" W): Oversized 41" and above Shape: Rectangle Distressed: No Country of Origin: United States Animals: Plants & Flowers: Transportation Type: People: Sports & Sports Teams: Nature Scenes: Food & Beverage: U.S. States: Cities: Countries: Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Frame Material: Frame Color: Purposeful Distressing Type: No Distressing Holiday / Occasion: No HolidaySpefications: Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom (Size: 36" H x 24" W): 36 Overall Height - Top to Bottom (Size: 66" H x 44" W): 66 Overall Width - Side to Side (Size: 36" H x 24" W): 24 Overall Width - Side to Side (Size: 66" H x 44" W): 44 Overall Depth - Front to Back (Size: 66" H x 44" W, 36" H x 24" W): 1.5 Overall Product Weight: Assembly: Warranty: Manufacturer provides 120 days limited warranty