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The secret diary of Hendrik Groen

Author: Hendrik Groen; Hester Velmans
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"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'd 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 exposé: a year in the life of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diary fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Groen; Hester Velmans
ISBN: 9781455542178 1455542172
OCLC Number: 956626352
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch: Pogingen iets van het leven te maken.
Notes: "First published in the Netherlands as 'Attempts to Make Something of Life. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old' by Meulenhoff 2014"--Title page verso.
"First published in Great Britain by Michael Joesph, 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: 378 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Pogingen iets van het leven te maken.
Secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Responsibility: Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.

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"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'd 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 exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs--not least his new endeavor, 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's left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences."--Amazon.com.

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