‘The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old’ by anon

The Secret Diary of Hendrik GroenSome seventy years older than his British counterpart Adrian Mole, elderly Dutchman Hendrik Groen pokes fun at the complicated life and lifestyle of the growing geriatric generation [London: Michael Joseph, 2016].

For those who like a good chuckle and the occasional laugh, and who like a book to dip into at times of relaxation or, as is often the case, there is nothing on the TV, this is valuable source of entertainment. Ably translated from the original Dutch anonymous author by Hester Velmans, the humour loses nothing in its move from one language to another. An ideal present for the growing number of your friends and acquaintances who are old enough to nod sympathetically at each adventure and mishap.

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