On September 28th, in Westbury village hall, we were treated to an amazing performance by Alison Neale, of her one woman play- Larks and Magic- the story of E Nesbit.

Alison set the scene using her bespoke scenery and held us spellbound as she introduced us to the life of E Nesbit- and what a life that was! Edith Nesbit’s life was truly extraordinary.

Charning and badly behaved, she worked immensely hard to keep her unconventional family afloat. As part of the Bohemian set in the late 1900s, she was a founder member of the Fabian Society and was a friend to a host of literary figures, including George Bernard Shaw and Noel Coward.

The one hour performance was brilliant, well researched and beautifully performed.

It was a superb evening all round.