Title: The Lady in the Van

Author: Alan Bennett

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 104

Rating: 4*/5


Alan Bennett - The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett – The Lady in the Van


This one’s interesting because it’s a memoir that Bennett wrote about a woman who literally lived in a broken-down van in his garden, and it basically conveys her personality perfectly. The problem is that she wasn’t very likeable.

Still, she’s definitely a character, which is why the book was turned into a movie with Maggie Smith. Sure, she used the “N-word”, called herself a proud Tory and sang the praises of Enoch Powell, but she’s dead now so eh.


Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett


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