Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 38 mm
Praise for Hendrik Groen
"Amusing [and] wickedly accurate ... I was constantly put in mind of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, another comi-tragedy concerning the tyranny of institutions of the unwanted. Enjoy Groen's light touch but do not be fooled by it. We live in an ageing society. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is a handbook of resistance for our time." - Sunday Express
"There are many laughs in this book but it's so much more than just a comedy. It's a story about how friendship, selflessness and dignity lie at the heart of the human experience. When I'm an old man, I want to be Hendrik Groen." - John Boyne
"I laughed until I cried and then laughed and cried some more." - David Suchet
"Thoughtful, anxious and gruff... Laced with humour." - Mail on Sunday
Highly entertaining ... a delightful and touching saga of one man's way of coping with old age ... we may assume that Hendrik Groen is a character of fiction. But it is a fiction so closely based on the observation of real life that it is utterly convincing * Daily Express *
Full of off-beat charm and quirky characters -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Stylist *
Praise for The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years Old * - *
Very funny -- Jeremy Paxman * Financial Times *
Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh -- Fanny Blake * Woman and Home *
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