The Soft September Air

by  Charlotte Hastings

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Lindsey, a successful novelist who is widowed and childless, allows herself to be persuaded into boarding students for the university. She is determined not to get involved in their problems, but she does. Solid, practical Chris gives her little trouble; febrile, father hating, guitar playing Dickon…

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The Soft September Air

by  Charlotte Hastings

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Lindsey, a successful novelist who is widowed and childless, allows herself to be persuaded into boarding students for the university. She is determined not to get involved in their problems, but she does. Solid, practical Chris gives her little trouble; febrile, father hating, guitar playing Dickon causes upheavals but wins her heart with his warmth and sympathy. The boorish "Blitz' is another matter and his appalling girlfriend who attempts to smash up the cottage brings matters to a head. When she is finally free from them all, another student appears and it looks as if she will be starting all over again.

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Charlotte Hastings

Born in 1909, Charlotte Hastings described herself as having written plays at the time when it was necessary to have a beginning, a middle and an end; an end that had to resolve itself into a conclusion. Bonaventure was not her first play but it was her first West End success (in 1949), followed later by Uncertain J ...

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