Secret diary of hendrik groen 83 1/4 years old

Boek omdraaien
Auteur: Hendrik Groen
Uitgever: Penguin UK
  • Engels
  • Druk: 1
  • 9781405924009
  • januari 2017
  • Paperback
  • 389 pagina's
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Hendrik Groen

Hendrik Groen publiceerde zijn eerste dagboek in 2014. Pogingen iets van het leven te maken werd een groot succes: er is een heuse Hendrik Groen-fanclub, de vertaalrechten zijn verkocht aan meer dan 35 landen, er is een tv-serie van gemaakt die werd uitgezonden door omroep MAX, het is bewerkt tot een theaterstuk door Bos Theaterproducties, én het boek kreeg de NS Publieksprijs 2016. Hendrik Groen is een pseudoniem.

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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?

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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 and think. Terrific -- Fanny Blake * Woman and Home * 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 * Hendrik Groen is king -- Ray Kluun 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. ***** FIVE STARS * Daily Express * A joy to read, as much concerned with friendship and dignity as it is with the debilitating effects of aging ... An entertaining and uplifting story of a man in the winter of his days, stoic in the face of bureaucratic nonsense and an unabashed need to wear a nappy. Imagined or not, this is the diary of someone who wants nothing more than to be allowed see out his days with dignity and respect. It's not too much to ask, really, is it? -- John Boyne * Irish Independent * Full of off-beat charm and quirky characters -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Stylist * Thoughtful, anxious and gruff... Laced with humour -- The Best New Fiction * Mail on Sunday * A story with a great deal of heart, it pulled me in with its self-deprecating humour, finely drawn characters and important themes. Anyone who hopes to grow old with dignity will have much to reflect on -- Graeme Simsion, author of international phenomenon * The Rosie Project * 'A great deal of heart' Graeme Simsion 'Praised for its wit' BBC Radio 4 Front Row 'When I'm an old man, I want to be Hendrik Groen' John Boyne 'I laughed until I cried' David Suchet 'Thoughtful, anxious and gruff... Laced with humour' Mail on Sunday 'Amusing [and] wickedly accurate' Sunday Express * - *

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Engels
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Paperback
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1
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2017
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19,8 x 12,9 x 2,6 cm
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389 pagina's
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Hendrik Groen
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Penguin UK

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Hester Velmans Velmans, Hester

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