Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides.
Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town.
After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive.
Initially reluctant, she agreed - and Bennett landed himself a tenancy that went on for fifteen years.
The Lady in the Van is probably Alan Bennett's best-known work of non-fiction, and follows his other little blockbuster The Clothes They Stood Up In.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, Illustrations, ports.
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/03/1999
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781861971227