Esio trot is a very interesting book which i recommend to all readers who like fantasy/fiction books. This book is about a man called Mr Hopper who has fallen in love with the lady [ Mrs Silver] who lives beneath him in the apartment block. Mrs Silver buys a tortoise [ called Alfie] and Mr Hopper tells a lie to Mrs Silver so she would acknowledge him more. He says that he has a poem that can make tortoises grow bigger quicker. The poem is really words backwards hence the title; Esio Trot.