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Author Bennett, Alan, 1934-

Title The clothes they stood up in ; and, The lady in the van / Alan Bennett.

Publication Info. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F BENNETT c.2  Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION BENNETT    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION BENNETT    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  FICTION BENNETT, ALAN    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 224 pages ; 21 cm
Summary In The Clothes They Stood Up In, the staid Ransomes return from the opera to find their Regent's Park flat stripped bare--right down to the toilet-paper roll. Free of all their earthly belongings, the couple faces a perplexing question: Who are they without the things they've spent a lifetime accumulating? Suddenly a world of unlimited, frightening possibility opens up before them. In "The Lady in the Van," Bennett recounts the strange life of Miss Shepherd, a London eccentric who parked her van (overstuffed with decades' worth of old clothes, oozing batteries, and kitchen utensils still in their original packaging) in the author's driveway for more than fifteen years.
Contents The clothes they stood up in -- The lady in the van.
Subject Middle-aged persons -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Burglary -- Fiction.
Bennett, Alan, 1934- -- Friends and associates.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- England -- London.
Homeless women -- England -- London.
Eccentric women.
Added Author Bennett, Alan, 1934- Lady in the van.
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Lady in the van.
ISBN 0812969650 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780812969658 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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