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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (357 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Bennett Narrator: Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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A new Radio 4 adaptation of one of Alan Bennett's most well-loved works.

In the 1970s, an eccentric old lady called Miss Shepherd lives in an old caravan opposite Bennett's house in Camden. That is until new parking regulations come into force - and he suggests moving the van onto his driveway... Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paola Calvetti | 1/11/2014

    " Ineguagliabile Bennett. L'ho riletto per la terza volta. E vorrei riuscire a raccontare "i vecchi" come lui. Ma non riesco... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Servini | 12/25/2013

    " Interesting and entertainig true-life story about a lady who lived in a van parked first in front of the author's house and later in his garden. Very idiosyncratic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 12/11/2013

    " re-reading. now want to re-read all his diaries. But I have more than enough books on my shelves which I haven't got round to yet...argh the dilemma! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 12/9/2013

    " It was interesting, yet solely about a woman that I was rather uninterested in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Scarsbrook | 12/8/2013

    " Amazing that this is true. The play made me laugh and cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/27/2013

    " Ironico e pungente ma allo stesso tempo di una delicatezza che non sospettavo in Bennett. Alla fine mi sono commossa.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilacthing | 11/13/2013

    " My absolute favourite of all Bennetts books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carey Combe | 11/11/2013

    " Very Alan Bennett like and never really been my cup of tea. Brilliant observations, marvellous characterisation, but I just found this pretty boring, could hardly be bothered to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyza | 11/30/2012

    " Very british :) but it made me want to know more about the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Massimiliano Laviola | 5/5/2012

    " Un libro breve e intenso, con lo stile tipico di Bennett. Una signora che vive in un furgone decide di vivere nel giardino dello scrittore. Ironia e situazioni assurde s'intrecciano e alla fine tutto assume un significato profondo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.j. Bealing | 1/17/2012

    " There is a very strong likelihood that I will end up as she. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/24/2011

    " I was told this was going to be very good... and I have to admit that I did enjoy it, but it wasn't what I expected. It is a play, and is written as such, with stage directions, etc, so it's quite a different format to read. But if you can imagine it on a stage, the story is compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ladan | 2/14/2011

    " What an odd and interesting play. Enjoyed the 2 Bennetts. Could come across as a bit disjointed unless we cut down so there's room for pauses between scenes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zabby | 12/10/2010

    " It's Alan Bennett...what else is there to say? Brilliant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 9/16/2010

    " Comedy and sorrow compete in both these novellas: It's great entertainment while making the reader think about things that happen in life, both good and bad, and both things that we can control and things we cannot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 9/13/2010

    " The Clothes They Stood Up In gives some hilarious insight into the value of material possession. The Lady in the Van makes me question why I don't just become a bum and live in a stinking van. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 7/14/2010

    " I don't know if its the British humor that I don't get or what, but while there were some amuzing little parts, I didn't find this outrageously funny. A bit disappointed actually. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 RJ | 6/20/2010

    " I've enjoyed some of Bennett's stage plays and An Uncommon Reader was quite a good read.
    But these two novellas, no-so-much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lawrence | 5/27/2010

    " This was really disappointing. I loved "The Uncommon Reader" so much I really expected to love this one too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/20/2010

    " Read the first story in this 2-story book. It was FANTASTIC! Funny and slyly observant of all the quirks of normal life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/10/2009

    " Alan Bennett can do no wrong. Amen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 8/10/2009

    " This paired set of fables is told to make us consider the issues of wealth, and happiness, along with other keys to a good life. It's worth thinking about, eh? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Ann | 7/31/2009

    " Low-key, funny, and smart in the British tradition. I can see either of these in terms of movie releases, not surprising, considering the talents of Mr. Bennett: The Madness of King George,among others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 7/9/2009

    " While not as good as The Madness of King George or The Lady in the Van it was still enjoyable. "

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