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The Day of the Tortoise

The Day of the Tortoise

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Fred Tomlinson, a middle-aged bachelor leads an uneventful and complaintless existence with his three elderly and crazy sisters and their horde of pets in a big Edwardian house where there are no longer any servants. Fred, in fact, is the one and only servant. When a girl in the local dairy has an accident, it revolutionises Fred's life. A short novel which searches the depths of loneliness with poignancy and truth.

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