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User Review  - peterbmacd - LibraryThing

It was a cute bedtime story and I think it’s improved my fondness for turtles somehow, but the ending isn’t as pleasant as I expected. Marriages shouldn’t be founded on lies. But at least Alfie the Turtle lived/lives a good life. Read full review

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User 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

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User 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

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User Review  - ChazziFrazz - LibraryThing

I enjoy Roald Dahl's writing, be it children's lit or adult (yes, he has written a few adult books). This is a charming little romance that I read in one sitting. Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bagpuss - LibraryThing

I’m not going to add anything about the storyline in my review because I don’t want to spoil what is a really cute love story. I have read lots of criticism about this book and the message it “gives ... Read full review

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

Oh, this is very Dahl. Well written, lovely to read aloud, engaging, silly, and with a happy ending. On the other hand, err, try to turn off your brain when reading it, or at least leave your grown up ... Read full review

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User Review  - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing

First of all this is really my actual favorite book of Roald Dahl after having read several. His writings always seem to lean too much into vulgarity and gruesomeness while I never was attracted to ... Read full review

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User Review  - areadingmachine - LibraryThing

A deranged man is in love with his downstairs neighbour. She has a pet turtle. Because she is a moron she is impatient with her turtles growth rate and happens to mention this to said deranged man so ... Read full review

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i think this book is so good as it is so well written and it helps people to understand why mr hoppy taught his wife the spell and he makes his tortoise grow bigger!

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User Review  - Carole8 - LibraryThing

Enjoyable. Read full review


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