Lady In The Van

Bennett, Alan

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In the 1970s Miss Shepherd lived in a Reliant Robin van opposite the author’s house in Camden. After many attacks by vandals the author invited her to use his drive and thus began an extraordinary friendship that lasted for fifteen years.

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Publish Date: 22/10/2015
ISBN: 9781781255407 Category: Tags: ,

Description

In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett’s garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in 1989 in the London Review of Books. The play premiered in 1999, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Dame Maggie Smith, who reprise their roles in this new film adaptation. Shot on location at Bennett’s house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper.

Additional information

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 178 × 110 × 10 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

100

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K