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Book Review: On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen

Book reviews By January 12, 2018 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

What better way to kick off 2018 than by spending some time with my favourite Dutch pensioner and rebel Hendrik Groen? I am so happy to see him pen a sequel to his first Secret Diary which I reviewed here. I’ve missed him and his friends and wondered how they were getting on in their care home in North Amsterdam….


Book Review: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen

Book reviews By December 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Even before meeting those winning and winsome literary silver arctic foxes Harold Fry* and Allan Karlsson**, I’ve long held a special place in my heart for older men with a bit of a twinkle in their eye and a penchant for roguish mischief and storytelling, thanks to a much-loved and missed uncle, and a godfather who wrote the best letters…

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