Win a Waterstones £100 gift voucher and copy of The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen aged 83 1/4 Years Old

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Value: £110

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen aged 83 1/4 Years Old is an internationally acclaimed new novel that reveals the diary of an 83 year old writing about his exploits in his twilight years.

To celebrate this heart-warming tale, we’re giving one lucky entrant a chance to win a £100 Waterstones voucher and a copy of the book, which is the perfect Christmas present!

‘Another year and I still don’t like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.’
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 had 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 exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs – not least his new endeavour 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 indomitable Hendrik Groen – Holland’s unlikeliest hero – has become a cultural phenomenon in his native Netherlands and now he and his famously anonymous creator are conquering the globe. A major Dutch bestseller, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen will not only delight older readers with its wit and relevance, but will charm and inspire those who have years to go before their own expiry date.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old is published in the UK by Michael Joseph at £12.99 hardback/eBook

Terms & Conditions
Competition will close on 15/01/17 at 23.59
Competition is open to UK residents only.
Prize for one (1) winner is one (1) £100 Waterstones gift voucher and 1 (1) copy of ‘The Secret Life of Hendrik Groen aged 83 1/4 Years Old’
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