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The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Groen, Hendrik2016
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Another year and I still do not like old people. Me? I am 83 years old. 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 because his legs are no longer willing and he has to visit his doctor more than he would like. Technically speaking he is elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an expose: 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 polishes his shoes and his teeth, grooms what is left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences.
Main title:
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old / Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.
AUTHOR:
Groen, Hendrik, authorVelmans, Hester, translator
Imprint:
London : Michael Joseph Ltd., 2016.©2016
Collation:
360 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Translated from the Dutch.
ISBN:
9780718182953 (paperback)
Dewey class:
839.3137
Language:
EnglishDutch
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Hampton LibraryAdult FictionGROEAvailable
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