On the Bright Side

On the Bright Side The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

Eighty-five-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo.
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Along with fellow members of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he embarks on a wild spree of octogenarian anarchy. But the home's director will not stand for any more drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks or geriatric romance. The good name of the care home will not be disgraced.

But when Hendrik learns of a plan to close the home down he realises life outside it could be much worse. He and the gang must stop the closure before it's too late. Or drop dead trying . . .
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'A joy to read. An entertaining and uplifting story of a man in the winter of his days' John Boyne, Irish Times

'Highly entertaining, utterly convincing. A delightful and touching saga of one man's way of coping with old age'Daily Express

'Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh' Fanny Blake, Woman and Home

'A funny but also touching diary praised for its wit and realism' BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Book information

ISBN: 9781405930307
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 839.3137
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 411
Weight: 292g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 27mm