The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van

And Other Stories

Book - 2015
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Now a major motion picture starring Maggie Smith, Alan Bennett's famous and heartwarming story "The Lady in the Van," and more of Bennett's classic short-form work

Alan Bennett has long been one of the world's most revered humorists. From his acclaimed story collection Smut to his hilarious and sharply observed The Uncommon Reader, Bennett has consistently remained one of literature's most acute observers of Britain and life's many absurdities.

In this new collection, drawn from his wide-ranging career, you'll read some of Bennett's finest work, including the title story, the basis for a new feature film starring Maggie Smith. The book also includes the rollicking comic masterpiece "The Laying on of Hands" and the bittersweet "Father! Father! Burning Bright," Bennett's classic tale of the tense relationship between a man and his dying father.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250089724
1250089727
9781250089731
Branch Call Number: FICTION BENNETT 2015
Characteristics: xlvi, 193 pages ; 21 cm

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mclarjh
May 27, 2017

Well-told, and interesting, story.

Harriet_the_Spy Dec 06, 2016

What happens when two eccentrics cross paths. A true story that feel like a novelist's invention.

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sharonh12
Dec 07, 2015

Only a British gentleman would put up with a vagrant woman in a stinking van in his driveway. Understated yet deep portrait of human nature. Can't wait to see movie with Maggie Smith.

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charlieha
Nov 14, 2015

BBC just released movie based on this book. Maggie Smith is right on as always.

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