Hoppy has dedicated any free time he can find to tending his plants, which conveniently gives the shy old man a chance to gaze down on his upbeat new neighbor and, when he can find the courage, to exchange a few words. Hoppy is shy and doesn’t really talk to her unless it’s about her turtle. Refresh and try again. Oct 11, Beck added it Shelves: You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Silver Dench moved in, Mr.

This was one of two books in his entire collection that I do not recall reading. Silver’s balcony, and Mr. Has the author written any longer children’s books? Dustin Hoffman plays the silver haired shy American ex-pat Mr Hoppy who lives in an apartment building tending to his garden on his balcony. With his constant interruptions, Corden can be a bit irritating, though the addition of an energetic narrator cleverly serves to inject some scenery into the otherwise closed-off tale. Do I really need to explain to anyone that this is fucked up? Why was it so short? A delightful story by Dahl I have never read, but heard much about over the past few months.

The BBC did a great job to put a marvellous story into this magnificent eso, for the young and the old alike. The minor characters are painted broadly. Although you can maximise your chances of being able to conjure it, charm is ineffable, alchemical. Full List of Academy Awards Winners.

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It entertained my mischievous side. Why was it so short? Mrs Silver has passions of her own that she wants to unleash. All in all both have given wonderful performances.


Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. Hoppy put his now surplus-to-requirements pets.

But after 11 hours and 17 bottles of Baileys, it was a result we could all live with. Pringle, he is such a bore, and secondly to tell him that, in fact, she has had feelings for him for the many years that have lived opposite each other, and she answers his earlier proposal question with a “yes”, a few weeks later they are married and live happily ever after.

His downstairs neighbor, Mrs. The ending is actually quite Dahl-unpredictable and very not-of-the-norm, but it was so abrupt and weird that I just can’t even think of anything else to say. Some funny moments too. View all comments. Hoppy Dustin Hoffman lives in a London flat, he has two loves in his life, the garden on his balcony, and the widow who lives in the flat below him, Mrs.

He even comes up with magic words which the title is part of tortoise spelled backwards that he gives Mrs.

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Silver how he truly feels! All have a hand in bursting the perfect rzting that Dahl originally created. Hoppy grows on his balcony. Might solving it be the way into her heart?


I find this story of middle-aged love delightful. To win her heart, a habitually halting Mr. Yes No Report this. To do this he comes up with an ingenious and very daring but funny plan. In the book Mr Hoppy comes up with a cunning plan to try and win Mrs Siler’s heart.

Dench is cruelly miscast as the not overly jovie bright retiree upon whom Mr Hoffman’s eye has fallen. Mar 05, Sophie Narey Bookreview- aholic rated it really liked it.

I have loved most everything you have penned, which seems to be biographical in some way. So let’s talk about this book: ComradeKubrick 30 May Pringle Richard Corderyas competition.

A curious love story. Add the first question.

Mr Hoppy devises a scheme involving a made-up Bedouin chant, the purchase of incrementally bigger tortoises and a Heath Robinsonesque contraption with which to lift Alfie up to his flat and replace him with a larger successor every few weeks. Hoppy hatches a secret plan, he buys dozens of tortoises, he hears Mrs.

Spring up, Blow up swell up! Silver is away, when returns she is overjoyed to see that this chant is working.