The Lady in the Van - Alan Bennett

Paperback - Very Good Condition


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 those roles in the new film adaptation. Shot on location at what was then Bennett’s house, Alex Jennings plays the author, alongside household names including Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Dominic Cooper.

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The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett

In an excellent condition. No creasing to the spine or cover. There is a small mark on the bottom right hand corner of the cover.  See photos for more details.

Additional information

Weight 89 g
Dimensions 17.7 × 11 × 0.8 cm




Alan Bennett