Esio Trot
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Esio Trot
ISBN
9780224027861
Released
April 19, 1990
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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About

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. This is, quite simply, a masterpiece.
Illustrated throughout by the inimitable Quentin Blake, Esio Trot is a quirky, tender and truly original love story from Roald Dahl, out master of storytellers and winner of the 1989 Children's Author of the Year Award.

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