Who should stroll in this lunchtime but Alan Bennett himself...Signed a few copies, chatted about Robert Topping and Co.
What a great bloke! Just as you might expect from reading his books I suppose. He seemed to like the shop and bought a book (A Hesperus Henry James)
I have his phone number now. Next time he's visiting the National Theatre he's going to sign some more copies of The Uncommon Reader for us.
As I said, top man.