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
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9780571326204



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