The Lady in the Van
The perfect gift! Alan Bennett’s original memoir alongside the screenplay, a new introduction and new diaries by Alan Bennett, photographs, and beautiful illustrations by David Gentleman.
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Adapted for the screen by the author from his celebrated memoir, Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, is directed by long-standing collaborator Nicholas Hytner.
The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.
The Complete Lady in the Van contains a Foreword by Nicholas Hytner, a substantial Introduction with diary entries by Alan Bennett, the original memoir and the screenplay. The book includes numerous illustrations by David Gentleman, who sketched on set throughout filming, and a colour plate-section including behind-the-scenes photographs and stills from the film
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