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Book Review – The Lady in the Van By Alan Bennett

09 May
Book Review – The Lady in the Van By Alan Bennett

One of my favourite books… My favourite is his ‘The Uncommon Reader’ which I reviewed back in March 2015.

Paula Acton

I mentioned watching the film a couple of months ago and now as promised a book review…

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Lets start with the blurb…

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.

When I watched the film I was struggling to remember certain aspects of the book…

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Posted by on May 9, 2016 in writing

 

One response to “Book Review – The Lady in the Van By Alan Bennett

  1. paulaacton

    May 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the reblog!

     

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