Book Review Of The Day – The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ years old

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The Whaleoil Book Club is a compilation of recommended books from readers

This holiday season we are going to review approximately one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.

Each post is set out with the name of who submitted it, the name of the book and author and a short review in the form of a comment from whoever submitted it.

Todays review came from Debs


The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ years old

By Hendrik Groen

Debs said: “This is a very funny tale of life in a nursing home, told by the octogenarian Hendrik Groen.  It’s witty and compassionate, and will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever had anything to do with the rest homes or those getting on in years.”

Amazon said: “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 endeavor 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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