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Title: Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old
Authors: Groen, Hendrik
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 361
Year: 2016
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Language: English
Description: What could Hendrik Groen, ensconced in his Amsterdam rest home, have to write about? Quite a lot it turns out ... and even more so when he and his friends form the 'Old-but-not-yet-dead club'. High jinks ensue. And that's the point - just because your 'best before' date has passed and your 'use by' date is looming, it doesn't mean you have to take it sitting down (unless of course, you are in a suitable chair).

Entertaining and moving, this is a story where the politics of ageing are sensitively explored through the acerbic insights and subversive humour of its true-to-life characters and the circumstances that befall them.
Categories: Fiction, Grief/loss, Humour, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Holland, 2019 Titles

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