Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another. . . . Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing
This is a story of undeclared love: the elderly Mr Hoppy, who lives in a flat right above a lady called Mrs Silver. The two of them chat about gardening and tortoises, but he's too shy even to invite ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shahnareads - LibraryThing
I want a room full of turtles. The ending seemed a little rushed there, Mr. Dahl. Just hop right onto that marriage train. Doesn't matter he tricked her and lied to her. Jeeze. Silliness. Read full review