Three fantastic books of classic films are brought together in an exclusive ebook bind-up: ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Harriet the Spy’ and ‘Bugsy Malone’.
When the Banks family advertise for a nanny, Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella appear out of the sky, ready to take the children on extraordinary adventures. The original story of the world’s most famous nanny, Mary Poppins, is a timeless classic that has enchanted generations.
Harriet the Spy
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
In Prohibition-era New York City, Fat Sam runs one of the most popular speakeasies in town – but his rival Dandy Dan is trying to shut him down. It’s up to the baby-faced Bugsy Malone to save the day… Packed with thrills and spills (and more than a few custard pies and splurge), this is a mobster story with a twist – the stars are kids!
About the author
P. L. Travers
P.L. Travers (1899–1996) worked as a secretary, a dancer and an actress, but writing was her real love, and for many years she was a journalist. It was while recuperating from a serious illness that she wrote Mary Poppins. She recieved an OBE in 1977.
Louise Fitzhugh (1928–1974) was born in Memphis, Tennessee and published ‘Harriet the Spy’, her first novel, to mixed reviews in 1964, but it has since been recognised as a children’s classic. ‘The Long Secret’ followed in 1965 and ‘Sport’ was published posthumously in 1979.
Sir Alan Parker is a director, writer and producer. His feature films have won nineteen BAFTA awards, ten Golden Globes and ten Oscars. His films include ‘Bugsy Malone’, ‘Midnight Express’, ‘Mississippi Burning’, ‘The Commitments’, ‘Evita’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Sir Alan received the CBE in 1995 and a knighthood in 2002.