Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for the attractive widow 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 140 tortoises, large and small.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - funstm - LibraryThing
I generally don't really like Roald Dahl's books. They just don't grab me, for all I do like Quentin Blake's illustrations. But this was a surprising read. It wasn't the best thing ever, but it was a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
Mr. Hoppy has been in love with the widowed Mrs. Silver for years. He lives in the apartment above hers and grows plants on his balcony, which gives him the excuse to look down and discuss her beloved ... Read full review