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Just a well-written book with some social satire and a genuinely surprising ending.

Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas

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Adrian Jauncey rated it really liked it Apr 14, Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: So while the Plummers Park residents are prepared to fight off intruders, they embrace their own—and often with hilarious results. Robert rated it it was ok Jun 05, Tropic Of Ruislip by Leslie Thomas. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Eleonora rated it it was amazing Oct 21, 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 Dec 31, David Proffitt rated it it was amazing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.


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‘Tropic of Ruislip’ author Leslie Thomas dies aged 83

The characters really are wonderful creations, though, introduced to us beautifully, very funny, real and touching. This is so of the ‘s. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The story centres around Andrew Maiby and his wife and daughter.

Leslie Thomas was one of the most popular writers of the time. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Whilst fuislip of the humour is There is always tomas danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will disappoint. Oct 28, Steffi rated it did not like it. There are some truly wonderful characters in this book—bored Andrew who looks at oncoming middle-age and wonders just how he got here and how he can leave.

Feb 16, Xdw rated it it ,eslie ok. One thing re-reading this book has made me realise is just how much of his time Leslie Thomas was. Tropic of Ruislip, which was also made into a TV drama, centres around the residents of a new housing estate, Plummers Park, somewhere on the outskirts of London.


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Leslie Thomas’ prose, characters and evocation of time and place are once again faultless, but in this book his plot lets him down. The two very different housing estates do not usually mingle, and the residents of the council estates are viewed as undesirables. There is always a danger that when you revisit something from the past that you loved it will disappoint.

Mr John D Leech rated it liked it Mar 28, The spark has gone from his marriage and his career is going nowhere.

His boyhood in an orphanage is evoked in This Time Next Week, published in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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The boundary between the private homes and the council houses is wasteland—a single road that leads to the railway station. Leslie Thomas—who is perhaps best known for his novel The Virgin Soldiers and there was a film made from the novellampoons the middle classes unmercifully while ridiculing the preciousness of all that is held dear.

But that said, it is a great story and one that would be a good introduction for anyone who has not read his books before.