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Esio Trot

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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.

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2nd August '18
I read it to CassidyDenness aged 8 aged 8
Esio Trot 9780224083867
2 stars
Bloody 'ell! I dunno what happened here. Roald Dahl, one of the most imaginative children's writers ever has lost the plot here. He had an idea of a story and it feels like he couldn't figure how to get the story out of his head. Esio Trot is very brief, it shows you how to manipulate a daft woman and it ends very flat.

My daughter and I found it dull and was glad when it was over and we could move onto something else.

If you are a Roald Dahl fan then avoid this one because you'll only be disappointed.
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