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On the bright side : the new secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 years old

Author: Hendrik Groen; Hester Velmans
Publisher: [London] : Michael Joseph, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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85-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. He dreams of escaping the confines of his care home and practicing hairpin turns on his mobility scooter. Inspired by his fellow members of the recently formed Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he vows to put down his Custard Cream and commit to a spot of octogenarian anarchy. But the care home's Director will not stand for drunken bar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Groen; Hester Velmans
ISBN: 9780718186647 0718186648 9780718186630 071818663X
OCLC Number: 1020861580
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: 411 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: As long as there is life.
Responsibility: Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.

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85-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. He dreams of escaping the confines of his care home and practicing hairpin turns on his mobility scooter. Inspired by his fellow members of the recently formed Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he vows to put down his Custard Cream and commit to a spot of octogenarian anarchy. But the care home's Director will not stand for drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks and geriatric romance on her watch. The Old-But-Not-Dead Club must stick together if they're not to go gently into that good night. Things turn more serious, however, when rumours surface that the home is set for demolition. It's up to Hendrik and the gang to stop it - or drop dead trying ...

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Very funny * Financial Times * Hendrik pens an expose of his care home, sets up the Old-But-Not-Dead club and relishes the arrival of a new female resident. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh Read more...

 
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