A Malvern woman who has enjoyed a vast career in theatre has written a book about how walking and nature has “transformed her life” after she moved to Austria.

Amelia Marriette, 57, will be back in the town next week to sign copies of Walking into Alchemy: The Transformative Power of Nature.

She will be showing a drone film of the same walk that she completed every week for a year in the hills and mountains of the Carinthian Region of Austria, where she now lives.

Amelia will also be talking about her next book, about her father Leonard Eason, who lived in Malvern with his wife Brenda Eason, who still lives in Malvern, from 1973 until his death in 2015.

Leonard, originally from Surrey, was conscripted into the RAF in 1943 with his twin brother John and then later posted to RAF Klagenfurt - which is close to where Amelia now lives in Austria.

Amelia's next book will be based on his handwritten diaries and watercolours.

Amelia grew up in Malvern and attended Hanley Castle High School.

She worked for the Defence Research Agency for 12 years before resigning to study for an MA in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham).

Amelia worked as a guest curator for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and then became the curator of the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham.

Alongside her exciting career, Amelia has maintained her working relationship with Malvern Theatre Players.

Amelia edited a version of the Jacobean Play The Revenger's Tragedy for the MTP in 2005, which was performed on a replica of the Globe Theatre designed and built by Chris Bassett.

She went on to adapt three children's classics for the MTP – Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Garden and Wind in the Willows.

Her original drama Nay, Remember Me! again designed and directed by Chris Bassett, was performed by the MTP at the Coach House Theatre and toured to the Spanish Barn at Torre Abbey, Torquay, in 2010.

This production was nominated for an award by NODA.

Amelia will be visiting Malvern from Austria to give a book reading and signing at the Coach House Theatre at 1.30pm on Sunday August 28.

The reading is free, but it is necessary to reserve a place by visiting: https://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/amelia-marriette-book-reading-talk-discussion/