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A fairly stupid novel about a town that discovers rhislip own sexuality. It is whilst reporting on events at the local magistrates court that he meets Bessie White, the year old grand-daughter of one of the defendant. Tropic of Ruislip is a witty novel takes the reader on a jaunt through the suburbs of London—exposing the dreams, crushed hopes, passions and lusts that lurk in the breasts of the average homeowner of Plummers Park. For me, it was not so much the thrust of the story itself that kept me interested but the smaller events and witty asides that kept me chuckling.

‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83 | Watford Observer

Originally published in thematic supplements — love, crime, rujslip, family and self, state of the nation, science fiction and fantasy, war and travel — they appear here for the first time.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Adrian Lesli rated it really liked it Apr 14, Born in Newport, Monmouthshire,Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost at sea in Unlike in the Virgin Soldier books, nothing ties together and no story really emerges from the collection of anecdotes. Trivia About Tropic Of Ruislip. The inhabitants of the Plummers Park Estate reluctantly rub elbows with their neighbours—the inhabitants of the local council housing area. Want to Read saving….


Tony rated it really liked it Mar 24, You are commenting using your Twitter account. Brian Hunt rated it really liked it Mar 03, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He won worldwide acclaim with his bestselling novel The Virgin Soldiers, which has achieved international sales of over four million copi Born in Newport, Monmouthshire,Leslie Thomas is the son of a sailor who was lost at sea in Robert Leitch rated it liked it Nov 03, Nick rated it it was ok Feb 17, Guy Savage on A Wreath of Roses: At sixteen, he became a reporter, before going on to do his national service.

Whilst I enjoyed reading this book again, I did feel it was dated. Hade rated it lesllie not like it Sep 24, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Tropic Of Ruislip

On one side of the railway track there is the council estate with its church, shops and launderette; on the other side is the executive housing populated by the aspiring middle class professionals. One thing re-reading this book has made me realise is just how much of his time Leslie Thomas was. Jul 12, Karen marked it as to-read. The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere. The boundary rkislip the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station.

Martin Edwards rated it liked it Dec 04, I think it was fairly “naughty” for that era, so that’s probably why I enjoyed it!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: The council houses, however, are appropriately located at thomaw bottom of a hill—whereas the private, and more affluent homes approach the skyline. Tropic of Ruislip, which was also made into a TV drama, centres around the residents of lesie new housing estate, Plummers Park, somewhere on the outskirts of London.


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Mr John D Leech rated it liked it Mar 28, Notify me of new comments via email. Comedy Selected by the Guardian’s Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels — no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems — from any decade and in any language. Leslie Thomas—who is perhaps thomaa known for his novel The Virgin Lselie and there was a film made from the novellampoons the middle classes unmercifully while ridiculing the preciousness of all that is held dear.

The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables.

Jul 02, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Caroline on A Wreath of Roses: He lives on the Plummers Park Estates with his wife Audrey and his daughter.

Robbin Nichol rated it really liked it Nov 05, Not life changing or radical.

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