Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead. So he writes an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs - not least his new endeavour the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in - the woman he has always longed for - he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what's left of his hair and makes something of the life he has left.
The hilarious international bestselling novel that has had pensioners ditching their sticks and zimmers to follow the age-defying, youth inducing antics inside The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old . . .
'Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh' Woman and Home
'Funny and touching' BBC Radio 4
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?