The Lady In The Van by Alan BennettThe Lady In The Van by Alan Bennett

The Lady In The Van

byAlan Bennett

Mass Market Paperback | November 24, 2015

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Film tie in edition of Alan Bennett's classic memoir.

For fifteen years, the recalcitrant Miss Shepherd lived in her broken-down van on Alan Bennett's driveway in Camden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord, never under the illusion that his impulse was purely charitable.

This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, direct by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise those roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett's house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including James Corden, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper.
ALAN BENNETT is the author of Untold Stories and numerous works of fiction including The Uncommon Reader. His play The History Boys was the National Theatre's most successful production ever.
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Title:The Lady In The VanFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:7 × 4.4 × 0.4 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781255407

ISBN - 13:9781781255407

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very British story I think it is a very moving story about very British traits - eccentricity and kindness and stoicism.
Date published: 2015-09-16