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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of On the Bright Side by Hendrik Groen, read by Patrick Ryecart. Everyone's favourite octogenarian is back and - together with the Old-But-Not-Dead Club - is more determined than ever to wreak havoc.
After a year mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje, Hendrik picks up his pen once again to chronicle the goings on both inside his care home and in the increasingly confusing world outside. He may be older and a little more wobbly, but his appetite for mischief hasn't diminished. When fears arise that the home is set for demolition, it's up to Hendrik and the Old-But-Not-Dead Club to intervene.
Both heartbreaking and hilarious, we see Hendrik make new friends whilst losing old ones and embarking on new adventures while confronting the realities of old age. Written with his characteristic charm and candour, Hendrik is determined to enjoy his autumnal years and turn a twinkly eye on the brighter side of life.
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- Jason Staniland
a thoroughly enjoyable story.
I would recommend it especially if you enjoyed the first one.
Just like the first book, this one is filled with such warmth, humanity and wit, that no reader can stay impartial. Enjoyed every word of it!