The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home.
Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything.
The movie, Saving Mr Banks, charts the fractious relationship between the author, played by Emma Thompson, and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) who pursued Travers for almost 20 years before persuading her to sell him the rights to her Mary Poppins books.
But entertaining though the Poppins saga may be, it was only one interlude in Travers’ extraordinary life, which saw her navigating Bohemian salons (and bedrooms) as she sought recognition and an escape from her own grim childhood.
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts.