|Esio Trot (1989) [Novel]|
by Roald Dahl
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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.
Original title: Esio Trot
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction