A funny, uplifting and life-affirming tale of grumpiness, perfect if you loved Eleanor Oliphont is Completely Fine, Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry or Ruth Hogan's The Keeper Of Lost Things
Maybe there's a little grump in all of us . . .
The Grump, at eighty years old, is more focused on death than life; building his own coffin and keen to write his will in ink - who can trust technology, after all? - he knows that everything was much better in the old days.
But when the Grump finds himself in hospital after falling down his basement steps, his life passes before his eyes. Thinking of the people closest to him and reflecting on the changes society has brought about, he realises he must come to terms with the cards life has dealt him.
With warm humour and a wry look at family and relationships, The Happy Days of the Grump is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest among us.