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by Groen, Hendrik

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Overview

TitleThe secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Author / Responsible partyGroen, Hendrik
CollectionFiction
GenreHumorous fiction.
TopicsHumorous fiction, Romance. Older people -- Netherlands -- Social conditions. Retirement communities. Aging. Diaries.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
Published29082018

Summary

Tuesday, 1 January. Another year, and I still don't like old people. Their Zimmer-frame shuffle, their endless complaints, their tea and biscuits, their bellyaching. Me? I'm eighty-three . . .'Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he's told, or dying quietly. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow members sets about living his final years with careless abandon. Such anarchism infuriates the care home director but pleases Eefje, the woman who makes Hendrik's frail heart palpitate. If it's never too late to have fun, then can it ever be too late to meet the love of your life?

Additional Information

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System control numberS12829
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain: Michael Joseph, 2016
NarratorNarrated by Jim Limerick and recorded by Caroline Pembroke.
Narrator NameNarrated by Jim Limerick and recorded by Caroline Pembroke.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Jim Limerick and recorded by Caroline Pembroke.
Narrators GenderMale narrator