The Lady in the Van, Hardback

The Lady in the Van Hardback



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9780571326204



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