Monday, October 17, 2016

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen who may be old, but is far from dead

The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old
Hendrik Groen
Michael Joseph; RRP $37.00

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter and he has to visit his doctor more than he’d like. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums?
Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in

Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs – not least his new endeavour: the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in – the woman Hendrik has always longed for – he polished his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what’s left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences.
A cultural phenomenon in his native Netherlands and now conquering the globe, Hendrik Groen will not only delight older readers with his wit and relevance, but will charm and inspire those who have years to go before their own expiry date.

Hendrik Groen says: ‘There's not one sentence that's a lie, but not every word is true.'

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old has been translated into over twenty languages.

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