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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. Roald Dahl's classic tale of reptile-inspired romance, wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake, is presented together with an adorable tortoise toy. Perfect for small hands!
28 August 2014
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