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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing work of non-fiction
'The Lady in the Van' is a completely true story. In the 1970's and 1980's outside Alan Bennett's own house in Camden an old lady (Miss Shepherd) lived in a Van in the street. After a time she could no longer stay on the street. Amazingly Bennett allowed her to move her Van into his garden and there she remained until she died.

This is a remarkable story, and...
Published on 16 Nov 2008 by S J Buck

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting as a true story
A rather sad little story which is a good example of truth being stranger than fiction! Alan Bennett is clearly a most good-natured man to allow this annoying old lady to park her dirty van in his drive for all those years. But perhaps he felt it added a certain cache to his reputation as a writer?! Unfathomable.
Published 12 months ago by Westmount


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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Nov 2014
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Good condition cheap
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4.0 out of 5 stars OK, 16 July 2014
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NOT A BAD READ.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Dec 2014
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Interesting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Bennetts usual standard, 30 Dec 2012
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I am a great lover of Bennett and heartily recommend his other works. Unfortunately this book is a collection of odd notes taken over several decades and punctuated by the use of an irritating jingle. The work does not work as a unified piece. Do not be put off from Bennetts other works by this review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The lady in the Van, 30 July 2013
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I quite enjoyed the book it wasn't quite what I was expecting but intresting for an evening read once in my life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Aug 2014
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Great Read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Aug 2014
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Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Aug 2014
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all ok
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3.0 out of 5 stars SMALLER THAN EXPECTED, 24 July 2014
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Tiny book ,more like a booklet
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Lady in The Van. By Alan Bennett., 11 Jan 2014
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An amazing true story. I saw it on stage years ago with Maggie Smith. You cannot get better than that!!
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