On the Bright Side, by Hendrik Groen

On the Bright Side, by Hendrik Groen, translated by Hester Velmans (Publisher: Michael Joseph; published 11 January 2018, 416 pp.)

The mystery over who “Hendrik Groen” is, continues. Groen is the pseudonym of a Dutch author who has produced two very popular novels about “his” life in an old age home in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Groen, meaning “green” in Dutch, is mentally and physically a sprightly green tree in the aged forest of inhabitants of the old age home. Along with his band of similarly youthful-spirited friends who make up the “Old-But-Not-Dead Club”, they live a life of moderate eventfulness and plentiful very dry humour. (Continue reading…)

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