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Talk on friendship between MacDiarmid and Poppins' writer


By SPP Reporter


Jennifer Morag Henderson.
Jennifer Morag Henderson.

THE unlikely friendship between Scottish poet, communist and nationalist Hugh MacDiarmid and Mary Poppins’ creator Pamela Travers will be the subject of a talk next week.

Inverness writer Jennifer Morag Henderson is best-known for her biography of the city’s late crime author Elizabeth MacKintosh, better-known as Josephine Tey.

And while researching that book, Jennifer discovered McDiarmid and Travers had come across each other through a mutual friend and their journalism two years before Mary Poppins was created.

Jennifer’s talk – part of the current WEA (Workers’ Adult Education) series – will be at 12.30pm in Inverness Library on Thursday, March 30 and is free and open to the public.



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