Alan Bennett: The Lady In The Van

An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. A kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden. A bizarre tale in itself, but when the homeowner is writer Alan Bennett and the lady stays for 15 years, itís a tale that provides the raw material for a book and a stage play. This is the fascinating story of Miss Shepherd, the genteel vagrant who found