The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Mar29

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old

Late last year I read, The Bright Side, which was the story of Hendrik Groen and his life in an Amsterdam care home. I absolutely loved it. It was such a humorous and uplifting book about friendship. And it turns out it was actually the second book by Hendrik Groen. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is his first story of life in the care home. Set in 2013, there is an entry for pretty much every day of the year. Hendrik is worried...

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On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen
Jan04

On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen

I picked up On the Bright Side as part of a pile of books I bought with a Waterstones voucher for my birthday. When I came to read it a few months later, I wondered what I’d been thinking of. It didn’t really sound like my cup of tea and also it was described as: ‘For everyone who loved The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared’. I’ll be honest, The Hundred-Year-Old Man left...

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