'Shifting back and forth between 1961 and 1907, this film tells the story of P.L. Travers (Pamela), the woman who created Mary Poppins. Framed by her experiences negotiating with Walt Disney and his team for the film of Mary Poppins, the main story of the film is of Pamela's childhood, in rural Queensland. Living in a small country town with a depressed mother and an alcoholic father, Pamela used her vivid imagination to create a richer, more welcoming environment for herself. From the characters of her childhood, and the worlds she invented, Pamela eventually created Mary Poppins, a character who has given pleasure to generations of readers and filmgoers, adults and children alike.'
Source: Essential Media Entertainment website, www.essential-media.com (sighted: 17/04/2012)