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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old

(2016)
(The first book in the Hendrik Groen series)
A novel by

 
 
For fans of A Man Called Ove comes a funny, big-hearted tale about an old man who is young at heart.

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 has 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 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.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen will not only delight older listeners with its wit and relevance but charm and inspire those who have years to go before their own expiry dates.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"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


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Hardback Editions

November 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen: 83 1/4 Years Old (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4328-4511-X / 978-1-4328-4511-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 0-7505-4451-1 / 978-0-7505-4451-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4555-4217-2 / 978-1-4555-4217-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 0-7181-8300-2 / 978-0-7181-8300-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4555-4215-6 / 978-1-4555-4215-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4059-2400-4 / 978-1-4059-2400-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4059-3265-1 / 978-1-4059-3265-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 0-7181-8295-2 / 978-0-7181-8295-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4789-1884-5 / 978-1-4789-1884-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Lib/E
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-4789-7368-4 / 978-1-4789-7368-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans - translator
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans - translator
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-78502-493-0 / 978-1-78502-493-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
ISBN: 1-78502-494-9 / 978-1-78502-494-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 Years Old
Author(s): Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Penguin
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