Valerie Lawson is one of Australia's leading journalists, and the author of the critically acclaimed THE ALLENS AFFAIR. MARY POPPINS, SHE WROTE is her biography of P.L. Travers the highly eccentric and talented Australian author who wrote, among many other things, the much-loved Mary Poppins books. It was originally released in 1999 by Hodder Headline and short-listed for the Kibble Awards. It is published by Aurum Press in the UK and Simon and Schuster in the USA.