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The Resource The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old, Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans

The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old, Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans

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The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Title
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Statement of responsibility
Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans
Title variation
Secret diary of Hendrik Groen, eighty-three and a quarter years old
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • spa
Summary
'Another year and I still don't like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.' Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he had to visit his doctor more than he'd like. Technically speaking he is ...elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an expose: 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 Hendrik has always longed for - he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what's left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences
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The riotous journal of an octogenarian who is far from reaching the end of his life traces a year in his care home in Amsterdam, revealing the ups and downs of his misadventures with the anarchic "Old-But-Not-Dead Club" and a longtime crush whom he courted to devastating effect
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570606
Cataloging source
SINLB
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Groen, Hendrik
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
[Translated from the Dutch]
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Velmans, Hester
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True
Series statement
Secret diary of Hendrik Groen
Series volume
0001
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  • Older people
  • Older men
  • Old age homes
  • Diaries
  • Nursing homes
  • Fear of death
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old, Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans
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Publication
Note
Originally published: [Amsterdam, Netherlands] : Meulenhoff, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058564955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780718182953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946160901
Label
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old, Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans
Publication
Note
Originally published: [Amsterdam, Netherlands] : Meulenhoff, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058564955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780718182953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)946160901

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